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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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WHO says Lebanese COVID-19 response hard after blast [Video]

WHO says Lebanese COVID-19 response hard after blast

World Health Organization officials on Wednesday warned that Lebanon's COVID-19 response plan has become more difficult to implement in the aftermath of the massive blast that rocked the capital..

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Russia approves Covid-19 vaccine 'Sputnik V': Why's the world sceptical? [Video]

Russia approves Covid-19 vaccine 'Sputnik V': Why's the world sceptical?

Russia has become the first country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine and it has been named 'Sputnik V'. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the vaccine was effective and said that one of his..

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Alyssa Milano: Hair Loss Caused By COVID-19 [Video]

Alyssa Milano: Hair Loss Caused By COVID-19

A growing number of COVID-19 survivors often referred to as "long-haulers" — people who've been experiencing symptoms for months instead of the average of two weeks the World Health Organization..

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WHO discussing COVID-19 vaccine with Russia [Video]

WHO discussing COVID-19 vaccine with Russia

The World Health Organization and Russian health authorities are discussing the process for possible WHO prequalification for its newly approved COVID-19 vaccine.

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Russia becomes first country to register COVID-19 vaccine [Video]

Russia becomes first country to register COVID-19 vaccine

Sputnik reported that the first COVID-19 vaccine in the world has been registered by Russia on August 11. One of the President's daughters has been given a shot of the COVID-19 vaccination. Mass..

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Covid update: Pranab Mukherjee infected; WHO on virus; Yediyurappa recovers [Video]

Covid update: Pranab Mukherjee infected; WHO on virus; Yediyurappa recovers

From former Indian President getting infected to Karnataka Chief Minister recovering from Covid-19, here are the top updates on coronavirus pandemic. Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee tested..

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WHO warns of need to fight new flare-ups [Video]

WHO warns of need to fight new flare-ups

The coronavirus sweeping the world has shown no seasonal pattern and if health authorities take the pressure off fighting it, it will bounce back, the World Health Organization warned on Monday.

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WHO doctor: Lifting restrictions in Europe will cause Covid-19 to bounce back [Video]

WHO doctor: Lifting restrictions in Europe will cause Covid-19 to bounce back

World Health Organisation's Dr Michael Ryan explains how Covid-19 is notshowing signs of seasonal patterns, and that lifting restrictions is what willcause it to "bounce back". He warns Europe to keep..

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WHO to ship supplies to Lebanon - Tedros [Video]

WHO to ship supplies to Lebanon - Tedros

The World Health Organization said on Monday (August 10) it will send protective equipment worth 1.7 million U.S. dollars and other medical and humanitarian support to Beirut in the aftermath of the..

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WHO Warns There May Never Be A 'Silver Bullet' for COVID-19 [Video]

WHO Warns There May Never Be A 'Silver Bullet' for COVID-19

The World Health Organisation has warned that despite the progress in vaccine research, the road to normality remains far off.

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Covid update: Ayodhya priest worried; South Korea on India, vaccines; gym rules [Video]

Covid update: Ayodhya priest worried; South Korea on India, vaccines; gym rules

From another Ayodhya priest testing positive days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, to the government issuing guidelines for gymnasiums and yoga centres ahead of their reopening from..

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COVID update: India to start late stage trials of Oxford vaccine, Shivraj tests positive again [Video]

COVID update: India to start late stage trials of Oxford vaccine, Shivraj tests positive again

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given approval to Serum Institute of India (SII), Pune, to conduct Phase II and III clinical trials of Oxford University. According to the World Health..

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There may never be a 'silver bullet' for COVID-19: WHO [Video]

There may never be a 'silver bullet' for COVID-19: WHO

Despite vaccines in development, the head of the World Health Organization cautioned that the treatments had yet to prove effective and might only convey protection for a short time. This report..

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WHO warns there might never be a 'silver bullet' to defeat virus [Video]

WHO warns there might never be a 'silver bullet' to defeat virus

The head of the World Health Organisation warned on Monday that althoughseveral coronavirus vaccines were in advanced stages of clinical trial, "thereis no silver bullet for the moment and there might..

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Coronavirus: Young people are not invincible to COVID-19 effects, warns WHO chief [Video]

Coronavirus: Young people are not invincible to COVID-19 effects, warns WHO chief

Coronavirus: Young people are not invincible to COVID-19 effects, warns WHO chief

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Coronavirus: Greater numbers of young Europeans are contracting COVID-19, says WHO [Video]

Coronavirus: Greater numbers of young Europeans are contracting COVID-19, says WHO

Dr Hans Kluge, WHO's regional director for Europe, said that "we see from reports both nationally and sub-nationally that now the spike in cases in quite a number of countries is primarily in age..

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World Health Organisation: Covid-19 is still accelerating [Video]

World Health Organisation: Covid-19 is still accelerating

World Health Organisation director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warnedthat despite six months passing since WHO declared Covid-19 a global healthcrisis, the virus is continuing to accelerate..

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WHO says travel bans cannot be indefinite [Video]

WHO says travel bans cannot be indefinite

Bans on international travel cannot stay in place indefinitely, and countries are going to have to do more to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus within their borders, the World Health..

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China's new virus outbreak needs further testing after 'hypothesis' on cause: WHO

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