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WHO reports record virus cases as Trump proposes face-to-face G7 summit

21-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:33 AM

The World Health Organization on Wednesday reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases, as US President Donald Trump proposed hosting world leaders for the [...]
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Swiss president opens WHO assembly with praise for chief

19-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Switzerland’s President opened the World Health Organization’s annual assembly in Geneva on Monday, pledging her country’s “full support and [...]
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WHO chief Tedros in the eye of the storm

19-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the first African to head the World Health Organization, faces the towering challenge of coordinating a global pandemic response increasingly [...]
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WHO to kick off international meet amid US-China tensions

18-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 9:58 AM

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 [...]
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UN health agency chief unbowed amid attacks, Trump criticism

15-May-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization’s director-general has faced many challenges during the coronavirus pandemic: racial slurs, death threats, social media caricatures he was [...]
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WHO sees ‘potentially positive data’ in treating coronavirus

WHO sees ‘potentially positive data’ in treating coronavirus

13-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:44 AM

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that some treatments appear to be limiting the severity or length of the COVID-19 disease and that it was focusing on learning [...]
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Unicef more than doubles coronavirus appeal to $1.6 billion

13-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

United Nations children’s agency Unicef appealed on Monday for $1.6 billion, more than doubling its initial request for money two months ago to help children already [...]
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‘Don’t ask me. Ask China’: Trump clashes with reporters then abruptly leaves press briefing

12-May-2020 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 2:07 PM

Donald Trump abruptly halted a press conference on Monday after being challenged by an Asian American reporter whom he told: “Don’t ask me. Ask China.” With [...]
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World Health Organization denies China influence allegations

12-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization on Sunday denied allegations that the president of China asked it to delay issuing a global warning about the Covid-19 virus amid an [...]
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Invest now to fight next pandemic, says WHO

07-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:07 AM

The World Health Organization on Wednesday urged countries to invest in getting their healthcare systems fit to fight the next pandemic rather than scrambling around in panic [...]
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EU wants WHO review of lessons learnt from coronavirus crisisdraft

07-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:06 AM

The European Union is backing calls for a timely review of the international response to the coronavirus pandemic, including the World Health Organization’s [...]
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Global pledging ‘marathon’ aims to raise billions for COVID-19 vaccine

05-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

World leaders will hold an international pledging “marathon” on Monday to raise at least 7.5 billion euros (GBP 6.5 billion) for research into a possible vaccine [...]
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UN chief laments lack of global leadership in coronavirus fight

02-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday lamented a lack of leadership by world powers and a divided international community in the fight against the [...]
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UN launches COVID-19 aid flights to vulnerable developing nations

02-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The UN World Food Programme on Thursday sent a first plane loaded with medical supplies for developing nations especially vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic, aiming to [...]
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WHO stepping up shipments but warns on disruption of vaccine, food supplies

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that it is stepping up shipments of diagnostic tests and protective equipment, with a new focus on Latin America where [...]
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