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WHO To Issue Findings On Congo Sexual Abuse Investigation By End August

WHO To Issue Findings On Congo Sexual Abuse Investigation By End August

The World Health Organization, facing pressure from donors, said that an independent investigation into allegations of sexual abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo against WHO aid workers should issue findings by the end of August. The Thomson Reuters Foundation reported last October that more than 50 women had accused aid workers from the WHO […]

WHO Sets New Targets For Vaccinating World’s Poorest To End ‘Scandalous Inequity’

WHO Sets New Targets For Vaccinating World’s Poorest To End ‘Scandalous Inequity’

The COVID-19 pandemic is being perpetuated by a “scandalous inequity” in vaccine distribution, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday as he set new targets for protecting people in the poorest countries. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that no country should assume that it’s “out of the woods”, no matter […]

World Immunization Day:The Future Of Public Health Depends On Women

World Immunization Day:The Future Of Public Health Depends On Women

Spanish Foreign Minister, Arancha González Laya, reflects on the role of women in polio eradication after her visit to Chad. Therese and Léonie reminded me of this hard truth in a recent visit to a hospital in N’Djaména, Chad. One is a newborn girl and the other is a veteran of the campaign to eradicate […]

World Immunization Day -COVID-19 vaccination

World Immunization Day -COVID-19 vaccination

As the morning light settled over Nadi Town on 10 March 2021, Fiji’s frontline team, who have been leading efforts to keep COVID-19 contained in the country, waited anxiously for the first distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Only 3 days prior, Fiji welcomed its highly anticipated first batch of COVID-19 vaccines, supplied through the global COVAX facility — […]

WHO Eritrea Boost of Maternal Health Services

WHO Eritrea Boost of Maternal Health Services

WHO Supplies vital health service delivery equipment to support the MOH Maternity Waiting Homes in remote areas to strengthen the delivery of essential maternal and Newborn health in Eritrea. The World Health Organization remains committed to supporting the Government of the State of Eritrea in its effort to achieve the Universal Health Coverage commitment for […]

WHO Names Independent Body to Investigate Congo Sex Abuse Claims

WHO Names Independent Body to Investigate Congo Sex Abuse Claims

Sex abuse victims’ advocate will help lead commission investigating claims of sexual exploitation by aid workers in Congo Ebola outbreak. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday it was setting up a seven-person independent commission to investigate claims of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers during the recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic […]

World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020

This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past months have brought many challenges: for health-care workers, providing care in difficult circumstances, going to work fearful of bringing COVID-19 home with them; for students, adapting […]

WHO Supports Government To Curb Gender-Based Violence

WHO Supports Government To Curb Gender-Based Violence

World Health Organization (WHO) Nigeria has ramped up partnerships with the Nigerian government to improve awareness on the health challenges of violence against women and the importance of health sector response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV), particularly in the northeast, where thousands of conflict-displaced persons are receiving humanitarian aid. In 2019, WHO assisted in creating awareness […]

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10 each year to promote worldwide action to prevent suicides. Various events and activities are held during this occasion to raise awareness that suicide is a major preventable cause of premature death. What do people do? World Suicide Prevention Day gives organizations, government agencies and individuals a […]

WHO Calls For End To ‘Vaccine Nationalism’

WHO Calls For End To ‘Vaccine Nationalism’

Countries putting their own interests ahead of others in trying to ensure supplies of a possible coronavirus vaccine are making the pandemic worse, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday. “(Acting) strategically and globally is actually in each country’s national interest – no one is safe until everyone is safe,” he told […]

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