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Health Ministry moves to crack the whip on producers of fake medicines

The Ministry of Health says it is working with the police to identify, arrest and prosecute persons who engage in…

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WHO investigating mysterious illness in South Sudan that has killed 97

The World Health Organization is investigating a mysterious illness in South Sudan that has killed dozens of people. So far,…

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Omicron poses ‘very high’ global risk but data on severity limited – WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) – The Omicron coronavirus variant, reported in more than 60 countries, poses a “very high” global risk, with…

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WHO agrees to launch talks on pact to tackle pandemics

GENEVA (Reuters) -The World Health Organization (WHO) agreed on Wednesday to launch negotiations on an international pact to prevent and…

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WHO Director Criticizes ‘Vaccine Nationalism,’ Again Asks Countries to Forgo Booster Shots

The director-general of the World Health Organization on Monday called for a two-month delay on distributing booster shots for COVID-19…

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Pfizer pushes for US booster shots as WHO says greed is driving vaccine disparities

After a sharp increase in US Covid cases and amid fears of a surge of the Delta variant, Pfizer on…

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WHO warns against mixing and matching COVID vaccines

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization’s chief scientist on Monday advised against people mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines from…

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Just give us the vaccines, WHO pleads, as poor countries go wanting

Rich countries are opening up societies and vaccinating young people who are not at great risk from COVID-19, while the…

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WHO setting up hub to make COVID-19 vaccines in South Africa

The WHO is setting up a hub in South Africa to give companies from poor and middle-income countries the know-how…

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‘Time has come’ for pandemic treaty as part of bold reforms – WHO’s Tedros

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) called on Monday for launching negotiations this year on an international treaty…

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Delay child vaccinations and share jabs, WHO urges

Wealthier nations should postpone plans to give children and teenagers Covid vaccines and instead donate supplies to low-income countries, the…

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WHO ‘Hindered’ by World Leaders from Responding to COVID Pandemic, Panel Says

A panel of independent experts on Wednesday released a report that faulted countries for their sluggish response to COVID-19 as…

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