Tag Archives: World Health Organisation

  • Global coronavirus cases hit 20 million

    Global coronavirus cases pushed past 20 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, with the United States, Brazil and India accounting for more than half of all known infections. The pandemic is accelerating fastest in Latin America. ...

  • Expect ‘lengthy’ coronavirus pandemic, warns WHO

    The World Health Organization on Saturday warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be "lengthy" after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm. ...

  • Trump cutting US ties with World Health Organization over virus

    The United States will end its relationship with the World Health Organization over the body’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, US President Donald Trump said on Friday, accusing the UN agency of becoming a puppet of China. ...

  • WHO to kick off international meet amid US-China tensions

    The World Health Organization will on Monday kick off its first ever virtual assembly, but fears abound that US-China tensions could derail the strong action needed to address the COVID-19 crisis. ...

  • WHO warns ‘long way to go’ in virus crisis, deaths top 180,000

    The World Health Organization on Wednesday warned that the coronavirus crisis would not end any time soon, with many countries only in the early stages of the fight, as the global death toll surpassed 180,000. ...

  • Trump halts WHO funding, with world on edge over virus lockdowns

    US President Donald Trump on Tuesday cut off funding to the World Health Organization, accusing the UN body of mishandling the coronavirus crisis as governments grapple with how and when to get their struggling economies back. ...

  • US criticizes WHO for ignoring Taiwan virus warnings

    The United States on Thursday accused the World Health Organization of putting politics first by ignoring early coronavirus warnings by Taiwan, which voiced outrage over criticism from the UN body's chief. ...

  • World scrambles to curb fast-spreading coronavirus

    The coronavirus’ rapid spread in Iran, Italy, South Korea and elsewhere left alarmed governments and people across the globe rushing on Thursday to implement emergency measures. ...

  • World currently ‘not in a pandemic’ of China virus: WHO

    The World Health Organization said Tuesday that the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus, which has spread from China to two dozen countries, does not yet constitute a "pandemic". ...

  • A million children a year develop tuberculosis: study

    About a million children, double the previous estimate, fall ill with tuberculosis every year, said a study Monday that also gave the first tally of drug-resistant TB among the young. ...