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Kpone-Katamanso health directorate begins IPV campaign

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The Kpone –Katamanso health directorate in the Greater Accra Region has begun the 2020 National Inactive Polio vaccine (IPV) campaign across the...
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Global experts, institutions disfavor imposing travel restrictions on China amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Global experts have argued against imposing travel restrictions on China during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), saying such measures are groundless,...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO voices concern over stigma, profiling of people affected by COVID-19

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged all to show solidarity in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, and avoid any stigma or profiling...
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Research and Innovation Forum on novel coronavirus held in Geneva

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By Zhang Penghui The Research and Innovation Forum on novel coronavirus was convened in Geneva, Switzerland on Feb. 11 and 12. Co-organized by the World Health...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

World in better preparedness for COVID-19 than a week ago

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The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday that countries around the world are in a better state of preparedness...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

COVID-19: official name for disease caused by novel coronavirus

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday gave the official name for the illness caused by the latest novel coronavirus as COVID-19. ...
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WHO announces Ebola outbreak in DRC still international emergency

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Wednesday that the Ebola outbreak which started in August 2018 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) still...
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WHO says vaccines against novel coronavirus 18 months away, pushes global research

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday announced a new name of the deadly novel coronavirus disease and said the vaccines to the novel...

WHO details tips on how to wear surgical mask

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has offered the following advice on when and how to use a surgical mask properly amid the novel coronavirus...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO inspection team to work with Chinese counterparts on virus control – NHC

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By Zhang Hui and Leng Shumei The World Health Organization (WHO) has sent a team of international experts to China to work with Chinese counterparts...

Coronavirus screening at ports meets WHO requirements- Dr Sarkodie

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Dr Badu Sarkodie, the Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service has said the screening for the Novel Coronavirus at the...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO launches global research forum against novel coronavirus

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A two-day global research and innovation forum led by the World Health Organization (WHO) was launched here Tuesday to mobilize international action in response...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO gives official name for novel coronavirus

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday gave the official name for the latest novel coronavirus as being Covid-19, which stands for coronavirus disease...
Local residents hold a vigil to express solidarity with China in the efforts to battle the novel coronavirus outbreak in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb. 1, 2020. (Photo by Ajith Perera/Xinhua)

Solidarity indispensable to win anti-epidemic battle

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by Xinhua writer Guo Yage At a time when more people worldwide are joining China's anti-epidemic battle, some U.S. politicians have chosen...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

The world grateful for Chinese health workers’ efforts to fight coronavirus

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The world is grateful for the efforts of health workers in China, especially in Hubei, to discover how to best treat infected patients and...
On February 6, in Shou’an Town, Pujiang County, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, a convoy full of donated materials set off for Wuhan. (Photo by Yu Lingfang / People’s Daily Online)

China deserves praise, not ill will, for efforts to curtail spread of coronavirus

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By Mao Junxiang The novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei Province, has become the focus of international attention. The World Health Organization (WHO)...
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Duapa Africa calls for cooperation in fighting coronavirus

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Duapa Africa, a social enterprise in China, has called for urgent global effort backed by solidarity and honesty to...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO to accelerate research, innovation against novel coronavirus outbreak

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The World Health Organization (WHO) will convene a global research and innovation forum next week to mobilize international efforts to combat the novel coronavirus,...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Austrian university to counter conspiracy theories, misinformation on novel coronavirus

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has commissioned a rapid response team from an Austrian university to counter conspiracy theories and misinformation around the novel...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

China deserves our gratitude and respect – WHO chief

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By Zhang Penghui Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and senior officials of the World Health Organization (WHO) gave high appraisal over China’s strong measure to contain...
Photo taken on Feb. 2, 2020 shows policemen, medical staff and volunteers take passengers' body temperature and check identity information to prevent and control epidemic at the exit of a railway station in Changzhou, east China’s Jiangsu province, where the passenger traffic increased gradually. Chen Wei/People’s Daily Online

WHO doesn’t recommend, and opposes restrictions for travel, trade or other measures against China

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By Zhang Penghui The World Health Organization (WHO) doesn’t recommend, and actually opposes any restrictions for travel and trade or other measures against China, WHO...

Taiwan authority’s attempt to use epidemic to seek “independence” will never succeed

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The attempt by Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authority to use the novel coronavirus outbreak as an excuse to seek "Taiwan independence" will never...
Photo shows the construction site of Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province. (Photo by Wang Wei/People’s Daily)

WHO says new hospitals in China’s Wuhan remarkable effort, pays tribute to lab staff

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said here Wednesday that the construction of new hospitals in China's city of Wuhan for novel coronavirus patients is...
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Fear grips residents in Western Region over coronavirus

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Residents in the Western Region,especially those around the Ghana– La Cote d’Ivoire border and the ‘galamsey’ prone areas have expressed fear over the outbreak...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Time for global solidarity to battle viral outbreak

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The emergence of a previously unknown pathogen has taken a heavy toll on China. Since its unexpected outbreak in a densely populated city, the...
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Cancer: A Marauding Beast on the Loose

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Cancer has become a global burden and has taken massive resources within the last decade with no significant improvement. As at the end of...
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WHO praises China’s effective control measures, calls for world preparedness, not panic

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World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday spoke highly of China's effective control measures to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak, and called on all countries...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO chief denounces unnecessary interference with int’l travel, trade during coronavirus outbreak

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that he sees "no reason" for unnecessary interference with international travel and trade...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO advises public on novel coronavirus

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The World Health Organization (WHO) released information and advice recently to the public regarding the novel coronavirus epidemic, which has struck China, particularly its...
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Crude oil prices head for large monthly loss

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Both West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for March delivery and Brent crude for March delivery fell during the week, heading for big monthly loss on...