Posts Tagged World Health Organization

Solidarity trial for potential COVID-19 vaccines to last 18 months

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 17, 2020

The solidarity trial for potential vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) will begin in October and will last for 18 months, according to the Department of Health (DOH). “The expected...

WHO Solidarity trial para sa potensiyal na bakuna vs COVID-19, posibleng simulan sa Oktubre – DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   September 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Inilatag na ng Department of Health (DOH) ang timeline sa isasagawang solidarity trial ng World Health Organization (WHO) sa bansa para sa potensiyal na bakuna laban sa...

WHO urges countries not to rely on vaccine; better COVID-19 response needed

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 20, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) has encouraged countries not to just wait for a vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), but instead improve on the response in fighting the virus....

Over 800 million children worldwide lack basic hand washing facilities at school — UN report

Marje Pelayo   •   August 17, 2020

A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF on Thursday (August 13) revealed that nearly 820 million children worldwide lack basic hand washing facilities at school which increases...

All people should take precautions against COVID-19: WHO chief

UNTV News   •   July 31, 2020

Every age group should take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and others from being infected with COVID-19, stated the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) during a press...

WHO chief says some COVID-19 spikes due to ‘young letting down guard’

UNTV News   •   July 31, 2020

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday (July 30) spikes in the number of new COVID-19 cases in some countries were driven partly by young people letting...

Global COVID-19 cases top 16.34 million, death toll surpasses 650,000 on Monday: WHO

UNTV News   •   July 30, 2020

Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 16.34 million and death toll reached 650,805 as of 16:52 CEST Tuesday, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO coronavirus disease dashboard showed...

WHO says COVID-19 pandemic is “one big wave,” not seasonal

UNTV News   •   July 29, 2020

The World Health Organization on Tuesday (July 28) warned against complacency about the new coronavirus transmission in the northern hemisphere summer, saying that this virus did not behave like influenza...

WHO says travel bans cannot be indefinite; countries must fight virus

UNTV News   •   July 28, 2020

Bans on international travel cannot stay in place indefinitely, and countries are going to have to do more to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus within their borders, the...

Number of COVID-19 cases double in 6 weeks: WHO chief

UNTV News   •   July 28, 2020

Six months after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), it has received reports of nearly 16 million cases, and the pandemic...

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