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More than 150 nations join global vaccine plan but US, China absent

Some 156 nations have joined a global scheme for fair distribution of future vaccines against COVID-19, an alliance led by the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, but superpowers China ...

A small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine" sticker is held near a medical syringe in front of displayed "Coronavirus COVID-19" words in this illustration taken 10 April 2020.

Japan commits $165m to WHO’s global coronavirus vaccine programme

Japan said on Tuesday it has committed 17.2 billion yen ($165 million) in funds for its participation in the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 vaccine programme

Scientists in Britain began clinical trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday as other vaccine developers across Europe also stepped up work on experimental shots against the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

Interview: Poonam K Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region

‘The virus is spreading at community level in Bangladesh’

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region, in an exclusive interview with Prothom Alo’s Delhi correspondent Saumya Bandyopadhyay, talks about the coronavirus outbreak ...

Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region

Bangladesh, 10 other countries urged for urgent action to avoid deaths by trans fat intake

Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Iran, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan and South Korea still need to take urgent action

Bangladesh, 10 other countries urged for urgent action to avoid deaths by trans fat intake

Nearly 10,000 children may die of hunger every month: WHO chief

The WHO chief also cautioned nations which reopened schools to take adequate measures to prevent the spread of the virus. He highlighted the issue of stigmatisation of those who may have been ...

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

World must be better prepared for next pandemic: WHO chief

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday called on countries to invest in public health and said the world must be better prepared for the next pandemic.

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Vaccine group says 76 rich countries now committed to 'COVAX' access plan

The WHO describes COVAX as an "invaluable insurance policy" for all countries to secure access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines when they are developed and approved. The plan's coordinators ...

Small bottles labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken 10 April 2020.

No country can just pretend pandemic is over: WHO chief

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that he wants to see children returning to school and people going back to work, but at the same time, no ...

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday declared it a pandemic.

Pandemic pace slows worldwide except for southeast Asia, eastern Med: WHO

"In the European region, the number of cases reported has consistently increased over the last three weeks," it said. "However, only a slight decrease (1 per cent) was reported in the most recent ...

A 3D-printed coronavirus model is seen in front of the words coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on display in this illustration taken on 25 March.

Children aged 12 and over should wear masks: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidance saying children over the age of 12 should wear masks, in line with recommended practice for adults in their country or area.

Children wear protective face masks as they look at clothes in a shop amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Misrata, Libya, 28  July 2020.
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