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WHO Director-General: we must commit to #VaccinEquity

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A year after #COVID19 vaccines started being administered, 3 in 4 African health workers remain unvaccinated and only half of WHO Member States have...

WHO Director-General: COVID-19 booster programmes

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Experts say blanket COVID-19 booster programmes may prolong the pandemic by diverting supply to nations with already high coverage, giving the virus more chance...

WHO Director-General: COVAX works

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Today, COVAX shipped its 800 millionth COVID-19 vaccine dose, half of which have been delivered in the past 3 months. This shows COVAX works...

What do we know today about COVID-19 vaccine booster

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What do we know today about COVID-19 vaccine booster: who needs it, when it's needed, how often it's going to be needed - Dr...

International Migrants Day 2021

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281 million people – 1 in every 30 – is a migrant, making for 3.6% of global population. Access to healthcare is a human...

Children with cancer: Global Platform for Access to Childhood Cancer Medicines

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Each year, an estimated 400 000 children worldwide develop cancer. Most of them live in low- and middle-income countries. The Global Platform for Access to...

Update on Omicron transmission

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Dr Maria Van Kerkhove provides an update on Omicron transmission and severity during a live show broadcast on 15 December 2021 Watch the full show...

Dr Maria Van Kerkhove explains how to mark festive moments as safely as possible

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As we prepare to mark festive moments, Dr Maria Van Kerkhove explains how to do it as safely as possible, but remember there is...

What properties of Omicron make it more transmissible?

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What properties of Omicron make it more transmissible? WHO's Executive Director for Health Emergencies Dr Mike Ryan explains one of the reasons why. Watch the...

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