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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The United States will end its relationship with the World Health Organization over the body's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump..
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President Donald Trump took punitive actions against China on Friday as well as terminating the U.S. relationship wiith the World Health Organization. (May..
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he is terminating the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus,..
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Thirty-seven countries and the World Health Organization (WHO) appealed on Friday for common ownership of vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools to tackle the..
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Dozens of scientists have raised concerns over a large-scale study of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine that led to the World Health Organization suspending..
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Only yesterday WORLD NEWS TEAM reported that the WHO had instructed Indonesia to BAN the use of Hydrochloroquine (HCQ) to treat COVID-19.Within hours, France..
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday urged fellow leaders to consider providing further support to multilateral institutions like the United Nations and..
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About 159,000 more people in 24 European countries have died since early March than would have ordinarily been expected, a World Health Organization (WHO)..
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About 159,000 more people in 24 European countries have died since early March than would have ordinarily been expected, a World Health Organization official..
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The World Health Organization announced on Wednesday the creation of a foundation to tap new sources of funding that could help ease a potential cash shortage as..
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World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on Wednesday the creation of a foundation that will enable it to tap new sources..
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World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on Wednesday the creation of a foundation that will enable it to tap new sources..
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The World Health Organization has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to potential safety risks but other studies..
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The Americas have emerged as the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a Tuesday briefing, as a U.S. study..
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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday promised a swift review of data on hydroxychloroquine, probably by mid-June, after safety concerns prompted the..
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The World Health Organization (WHO) considers the Americas the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, and now is not the time for countries to ease..
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The World Health Organization has urged Indonesia, one of the world's biggest advocates of two malaria drugs to treat the coronavirus, to suspend such treatment..
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London (CNN)Three months ago, as the novel coronavirus began to gain a foothold in countries across Europe, officials in the UK said they were still confident..
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The world likely is still in the pandemic's first wave. Will there be MLB baseball soon? Trump's Brazil travel ban begins. Latest coronavirus news.
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Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an "immediate second peak" if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the..
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The World Health Organization has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns, WHO Director General Tedros..
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Testing of hydroxychloroquine as a possible coronavirus treatment is suspended by the health agency.
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WHO's director said there would be a "pause" on the use of the drug after a study found a lower survival rate among COVID-19Β patients using it.
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The WHO guidelines on PPE strike a balance between protection against infection and allowing health workers "ease, dexterity, comfort and minimal heat-associated..
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Africa has so far been spared the worst impact of the coronavirus, but the World Health Organization is worried the continent could face a "silent epidemic" if..
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Immune the system can play a very important role in the coronavirus pandemic. It is responsible not only for defeating the virus but also for containing its..
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World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has done a good job and countries with decency will support the body, the Chinese government's..
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South America has become a new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil hardest-hit, while cases are rising in some African countries that so far have a..
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At least seven states and Union Territories β€” Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, Telangana, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu and Bihar β€” would remain under lockdown with an..
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South America has become a new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil hardest-hit, while cases are rising in some African countries that so far have a..
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South America has become a new epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil hardest-hit, while cases are rising in some African countries that so far have a..
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South America has become a new epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil hardest-hit, while cases are rising in some African countries that so far have a..
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GENEVA (AP) β€” The United States says it wants the World Health Organization to start work β€œnow” on a planned independent review of its coordinated..
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South America has become a new epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil hardest-hit, while cases are rising in some African countries that so far have a..
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Some 80 million children worldwide could be at risk of vaccine-preventable diseases like diphtheria, measles and polio due to disruption of routine immunisation..
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Some 80 million children worldwide could be at risk of vaccine-preventable diseases like diphtheria, measles and polio due to disruption of routine immunisation..
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The United States called on the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday to begin work immediately on investigating the source of the novel coronavirus, as well..
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The United States called on the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday to begin work immediately on investigating the source of the novel coronavirus, as well..
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Union health minister Harsh Vardhan, who is at the forefront of India's battle against Covid-19 pandemic, took charge as the chairman of the 34-member WHO..
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has worked non-stop since the novel coronavirus emerged, informing its 194 member states of its evolution and providing..
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The head of the World Health Organization warns the pandemic is a "long way" from being over.
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