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As COVID-19 spread accelerates, IHR Emergency Committee urges focus on measures that work

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COVID-19 pandemic still constituted a public health emergency Geneva, Switzerland, 30 October 2020 — The Emergency Committee on COVID-19 met on 29 October to review the situation and progress made on the temporary recommendations.  They advised that the pandemic still constituted a public health emergency of international concern, and urged …

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COVID-19 pandemic: Countries urged to take stronger action to stop the spread of harmful information

World Health Organization

New York, 23rd September 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the UN, specialised agencies and partners today called on countries to develop and implement action plans to promote the timely dissemination of science-based information and prevent the spread of false information while respecting freedom of expression. WHO held …

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WHO discontinues hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir treatment arms for COVID-19

World Health Organization

Geneva 5th July 2020. WHO accepted the recommendation from the Solidarity Trial’s International Steering Committee to discontinue the trial’s hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms. The Solidarity Trial was established by WHO to find an effective COVID-19 treatment for hospitalized patients. The International Steering Committee formulated the recommendation in light of the …

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At least 80 million children under one at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts, warn Gavi, WHO and UNICEF

World Health Organization

Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination campaigns against deadly vaccine-preventable diseases. GENEVA/NEW YORK, 22 May 2020 – COVID 19 is disrupting life-saving immunization services around the world, putting millions of children – in rich and poor countries alike – at risk of …

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