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. It is part of the U.N. Sustainable Development Group. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency's governing structure and principles, states its main objective as ensuring "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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Dr Anthony Costello says 44 laboratories were left idle, as ministers and scientists failed to follow other countries
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The coronavirus epidemic is "far from over" in the Asia-Pacific region, and the current measures to curb the spread of the virus are merely buying time for..
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Coronavirus testing is expected to increase substantially in coming days in the Philippines, where the high number of deaths relative to confirmed cases reflects..
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Britain said on Monday that there should be a 'lessons learned' inquiry led by the World Health Organization into the coronavirus pandemic, responding to reports..
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Taiwan is effectively locked out of the World Health Organization - and tensions are rising.
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The plea has said that as per World Health Organisation (WHO), older persons and those suffering from pre-existing medical conditions like high blood pressure,..
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has not shared with member states information Taiwan has provided on the coronavirus including details on its cases and..
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The World Health Organization (WHO) is closely following the development of the coronavirus in Taiwan and is learning lessons from how they are fighting it, the..
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The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. These droplets are too heavy..
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The World Health Organization is recommending video games as a good way to stay socially active, but safe, during the coronavirus crisis.
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Rosena Allin-Khan criticises 'deeply worrying' ignoring of World Health Organisation guidelines
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India was proactive in its approach towards tackling COVID-19 and put together a comprehensive response system at its borders before the outbreak was declared as..
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The government said it had already put in place a "comprehensive response system" at its borders much before the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the..
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Neither the CDC nor WHO lists vomiting or loss of appetite as symptoms of the virus, and diarrhea is very rarely reported.
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India is soon likely to participate in the WHO's "solidarity trial" for developing potential drugs for COVID-19, officials said on Friday. At a press briefing on..
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Coronavirus has infected more than half a million people and killed 20,000, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday as he appealed again..
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GENEVA, March 26 (Xinhua) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged all countries to unite against the COVID-19 pandemic, warning that "millions..
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About half of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa still have a "narrowing" opportunity to curb the spread of coronavirus in the local population, a World Health..
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China's control of the coronavirus outbreak continues to improve and the country will keep offering anti-epidemic support globally to the best of its ability,..
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Geneva: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO on Wednesday said that a lockdown, which is being implemented by several countries to combat..
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Countries that have locked down their populations to prevent the spread of coronavirus need to put a premium on finding new cases and doing everything they can..
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Countries which have locked down their populations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus need to use the time to find and attack the virus, the World Health..
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The tracker collects data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and shows the total confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in the affected member countries.
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The United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said, as the U.S. negotiators reached an agreement..
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The United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said, as India announced a full 24-hour,..
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New York state suffered another quick and brutal rise in the number of coronavirus cases on Tuesday as officials raced to make more hospital beds available and..
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The worst of the coronavirus outbreak will hit New York state faster and harder than previously thought, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday as the World..
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The worst of the coronavirus outbreak would hit New York state faster and harder than previously thought, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday as the World..
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned on Tuesday that the worst of the coronavirus outbreak would hit his state faster and harder than previously thought, as the..
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The United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, as India announced a full..
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The United States could become the global epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, as India announced a full..
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The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, which finally forced..
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The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the United States could become the global epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, which finally forced..
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The United States has the potential to become the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic due to a "very large acceleration" in infections there, the World..
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The United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, as Britain went into lockdown and..
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The United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, as Britain went into lockdown and..
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The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it was seeing a "very large acceleration" in coronavirus infections in the United States which had the potential of..
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The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it was seeing a "very large acceleration" in coronavirus infections in the United States which had the potential of..
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The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it was seeing a "very large acceleration" in coronavirus infections in the United States which had the potential of..
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Taiwan accused the World Heath Organization of ignoring its questions at the start of the coronavirus outbreak, part of what it has long described as a pattern..
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India, which led the world in eradicating two silent killers -- smallpox and polio -- in the past, has a tremendous capacity in eradicating the deadly..
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Elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier this month, sources told Reuters, part of what a senior agency official said was a more..
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On the day that the coronavirus claimed 350,000 infections worldwide, the news from Italy is better, from Spain much worse. Overall the World Health Organisation..
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More than 300,000 cases have now been reported, as Covid-19 spreads to almost every country.
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The pandemic of disease caused by the coronavirus is accelerating, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, with more than 300,000 cases now recorded..
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Two new studies show that children with obesity have a three times higher risk of mortality in early adulthood and are more likely to suffer from anxiety and..
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The coronavirus pandemic is "accelerating", with more than 300,000 cases now recorded worldwide and from nearly every country, the head of the World Health..
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Countries can't simply lock down their societies to defeat coronavirus, the World Health Organization's top emergency expert said on Sunday, adding that public..
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