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WHO says wants to avoid 'punishing' coronavirus lockdowns

"What we want to try to avoid - and sometimes it's unavoidable and we accept that - but what we want to try and avoid is these massive lockdowns that are so punishing," said Ryan.

By REUTERS
09/10/2020
Coronavirus vaccine under development (illustrative)
Coronavirus vaccine may be available by end of 2020 - WHO head

"We will need vaccines and there is hope that by the end of this year we may have a vaccine. There is hope."

By REUTERS
06/10/2020
COVID-19 crisis has had devastating impact on mental health services - WHO

Some 72% of countries reported disruptions in mental health services for vulnerable children and adolescents and some 61% for women requiring antenatal or postnatal services.

A woman reacts as a doctor wearing a protective glove takes a swab to test for coronavirus disease
WHO: Poorer countries to get 120 million $5 coronavirus tests

"This will enable the expansion of testing, particularly in hard-to-reach areas that do not have laboratory facilities or enough trained health workers to carry out tests."

By REUTERS
28/09/2020
A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella virus (MMR) vaccine is pictured at the International Commu
WHO, UNICEF sign to ensure universal health coverage in shadow of COVID-19

In the fight against COVID-19, universal healthcare has been found to be key to a strong response.

WHO to facilitate permits for Gaza medical patients

At issue had been a decision by the Palestinian Authority to halt is participation in the process, as a protest move against pending Israeli annexation plans.

A nurse holds China's SinoVac coronavirus potential vaccine for trials before administering it to a
WHO: We should see international COVID-19 vaccine rollout by mid-2021

"No vaccine is going to be mass-deployed until regulators are confident, governments are confident, and the WHO is confident it has met the minimum standard of safety and efficacy."

By REUTERS
04/09/2020
Ebola outbreak in western DR of the Congo reaches 100 cases - WHO

"The virus is spreading across a wide and rugged terrain which requires costly interventions."

By REUTERS
21/08/2020
WHO: Nations that hoard possible coronavirus vaccines deepen pandemic

The WHO has an Aug. 31 deadline for wealthier nations to join the "COVAX Global Vaccines Facility." Tedros said he sent a letter to the WHO's 194 member states, urging participation.

By REUTERS
19/08/2020
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a n
Proportion of youth with coronavirus triples in five months - WHO

An analysis by the WHO of 6 million infections between Feb. 24 and July 12 found that the share of people aged 15-24 years rose to 15% from 4.5%.

By REUTERS
04/08/2020
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