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WHO Director-General: we must commit to #VaccinEquity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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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