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World Health Organization

Specialized agency of the United Nations

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency's governing structure and principles, states its main objective as "the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health." It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with six semi-autonomous regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide.

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Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an "immediate second peak" if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the..
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Africa has so far been spared the worst impact of the coronavirus, but the World Health Organization is worried the continent could face a "silent epidemic" if..
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World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has done a good job and countries with decency will support the body, the Chinese government's..
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South America has become a new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil hardest-hit, while cases are rising in some African countries that so far have a..
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South America has become a new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil hardest-hit, while cases are rising in some African countries that so far have a..
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South America has become a new epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil hardest-hit, while cases are rising in some African countries that so far have a..
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South America has become a new epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil hardest-hit, while cases are rising in some African countries that so far have a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

South America has become a new epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil hardest-hit, while cases are rising in some African countries that so far have a..
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Some 80 million children worldwide could be at risk of vaccine-preventable diseases like diphtheria, measles and polio due to disruption of routine immunisation..
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The United States called on the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday to begin work immediately on investigating the source of the novel coronavirus, as well..
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The United States called on the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday to begin work immediately on investigating the source of the novel coronavirus, as well..
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has worked non-stop since the novel coronavirus emerged, informing its 194 member states of its evolution and providing..
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The World Health Organization expressed concern on Wednesday about the rising number of new coronavirus cases in poor countries, even as many rich nations have..
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The World Health Organization expressed concern on Wednesday about the rising number of new coronavirus cases in poor countries, even as many rich nations have..
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There were 106,000 new cases of new coronavirus infection recorded worldwide in the last 24 hours - the most in a single day yet, the World Health Organization..
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Russia's coronavirus case tally, the second highest in the world, passed 300,000 on Wednesday, but a representative from the World Health Organisation (WHO) said..
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The World Health Organization's director for the Americas warned on Tuesday of a coronavirus surge across the region and voiced hope for continuing U.S. help to..
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The World Health Organization's head said on Tuesday he would keep leading the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, after U.S. President Donald Trump..
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President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the World Health Organization had to improve how it treated the United States and other countries or Washington would pull..
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The head of the Pan American Health Organization said Tuesday that the World Health Organization-affiliated body hoped to keep working with the U.S. government,..
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After accusing the World Health Organization of pro-China bias last month and suspending contributions, U.S. President Donald Trump went further this week,..
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The head of the Pan American Health Organization, Carissa Etienne, said on Tuesday that the World Health Organization-affiliated body "hopes" to continue working..
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The head of the World Health Organization vowed on Tuesday to continue to lead the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, after President Donald Trump..
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The Chinese envoy to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday denounced the support shown by the United States and others to Taiwan during its annual..
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The World Health Organization will continue to lead the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic which "threatens to tear at the fabric of international..
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The Chinese envoy to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday denounced support shown by the United States and other members to Taiwan during its annual..
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The United States rejected language about reproductive healthcare and intellectual property rights in a World Health Organization resolution on the coronavirus..
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Italy's prime minister told the World Health Organization on Tuesday that he was cautiously optimistic about the next phase of the pandemic as the country eases..
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A resolution on the need to investigate the global response to the coronavirus pandemic won endorsement at the World Health Organisation's annual ministerial..
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Taiwan will strive to actively participate in global bodies despite its failure to attend this week's key World Health Organization (WHO) meeting, and will not..
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China said the United States was trying to shift the blame for Washington's own mishandling of the COVID-19 crisis, responding to President Donald Trump's letter..
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The World Health Organization has agreed to an international probe into the coronavirus pandemic after an Australian-led push for an independent investigation.
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The World Health Organization said on Monday an independent review of the global coronavirus response would begin as soon as possible and it received backing and..
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Syria's health minister told the World Health Organization on Monday that "coercive and unfair" Western sanctions were hitting medical services trying to cope..
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The United States on Monday said China must pay more than the $2 billion it committed to the World Health Organization, calling the pledge a token to distract..
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The World Health Organization said on Monday an independent review of the global coronavirus response would begin as soon as possible and it received backing and..
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The United States said on Monday that the pandemic had "spun out of control" in great part due to a costly "failure" by the World Health Organization, and called..
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The World Health Organization said on Monday an independent review of the global coronavirus response would begin as soon as possible, and received backing and a..
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Despite strong efforts Taiwan did not get invited to this week's meeting of a key World Health Organization (WHO) body due to Chinese pressure, its foreign..
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The oversight body of the World Health Organization said on Monday that WHO had "demonstrated leadership" in handling the pandemic and that its performance..
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The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday an independent evaluation of the global coronavirus response would be launched as soon as possible, and..
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The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that he would initiate an independent evaluation of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic at..
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China's president called on Monday for an independent review of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic under the World Health Organization once the..
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South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday that Africa affirms its "full support" for the World Health Organization (WHO) which he said had been key..
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China supports a comprehensive review of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic led by the World Health Organization (WHO) after the virus that causes the..
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the coronavirus pandemic would be overcome more quickly if the world works together to tackle it, adding that it was..
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Health ministers from around the world are expected to call for an independent evaluation of the World Health Organization's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic..
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Despite strong efforts Taiwan did not get invited to this week's meeting of a key World Health Organization (WHO) body due to Chinese pressure, its foreign..
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A draft resolution pushed by the European Union and Australia calling for an independent review into the origins and spread of the coronavirus has support from..
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Despite strong efforts Taiwan did not get invited to this week's meeting of a key World Health Organization (WHO) body due to Chinese pressure, its foreign..
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