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WHO, UNICEF urge mothers to sustain breastfeeding despite coronavirus fears

The World Health Organisation and its sister agency, UNICEF, have encouraged women to continue to breastfeed during the pandemic, even if they have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection.
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Coronavirus vaccines should be classified as a global public good – WHO chief

The World Health Organisation has advised countries that COVID-19 vaccines should be classified as a global public good.
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WHO pledges to use ‘every tool’ to fight coronavirus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) would use every tool at its disposal to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director-General, has said.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

WHO: We will continue to prepare, support countries to respond to coronavirus

Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO), says the agency will use every tool at its disposal to prepare, support and fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has spoken to his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella over the phone to offer his “sincere condolences” to the Italian people over the coronavirus crisis.

China vows to make coronavirus vaccine a ‘global public good’ once ready

China would make any coronavirus vaccine it developed a “global public good” once it was put into use, President Xi Jinping told the World Health Assembly on Monday.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne said the review will enable the international community to better prevent the next pandemic.

Australia gets backing to investigate cause of coronavirus

An alliance of 116 countries have supported Australia’s call to launch an independent investigation into what had caused the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

China’s back on the rope as WHO holds 73rd World Health Assembly

Representatives of 194 countries will today begin a two-day virtual meeting of the 73rd World Health Assembly, the yearly convening of the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s plenary body—member states.
Speaking at a news conference in Taipei to press home Taiwan’s desire to take part, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said there was no way Taiwan would do this.

Taiwan rejects China’s main condition for WHO participation

Taiwan’s health minister, on Friday, rejected China’s main condition for the island to be able to take part in the World Health Organisation (WHO) – that it accepts it is part of China – ahead of a key meeting of the body during a pandemic, Reuters reported.
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Coronavirus: NCDC outlines principles of engagement with private laboratories

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday outlined the principles of engagement with private sector laboratories as an important resource to accelerate availability of COVID-19 testing in Nigeria.

WHO: Four out of 10 patients ‘harmed’ while seeking medical treatment

The World Health Organisation has said four out of ten patients are ‘harmed’ during the process of seeking medical care.

NSN: Nutrition studies now in schools curricular

Nutrition has been included in the curricular of primary and secondary schools in the country as part of efforts to promote nutrition in children for sustainable development.

Congolese president urges colleagues to invest more in healthcare

An African leader has urged his colleagues to strengthen primary healthcare and invest more in human capital to achieve universal health coverage on the continent.
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WHO classifies ‘gaming disorder’ as an illness

The World Health Organization moved forward with a proposal to classify “gaming disorder” as an illness.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen waited to cast her ballot on Saturday [Chang Haoan-AP Photo]

Taiwan votes in test for pro-independence ruling party

Taiwan headed to the polls on Saturday in local elections that are a key test of support for the island's pro-independence ruling party ahead of presidential polls in just over a year.
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WHO, partners launch new malaria control efforts

Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, the new World malaria report 2018 has said.

WHO: Air pollution claims 7 million lives annually

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says is working out strategies to better combat air pollution and its effect on health currently causing over seven million deaths globally annually.

NMA commends NAFDAC over move to reduce cardiovascular diseases

The Nigerian Medical Association has commended the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control over move to reduce the risk associated with cardiovascular diseases.

WHO: Harmful use of Alcohol kills 3 million people worldwide annually

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has revealed that harmful use of alcohol kills three million people worldwide every year, which represents 5.3 % of all deaths.

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