Tag: WHO

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WHO: COVID-19 Waste Places Strain on Medical Waste Management System

February 3, 2022

Via: Waste360

In at least 47 of the world’s least-developed countries, half of health care clinics lack basic water services. With the absence of adequate environmental services and sanitation, the impact of health care waste during the pandemic has been devastating, according […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

WHO recommends AstraZeneca vaccinations continue, says benefits still outweigh risks

March 17, 2021

Via: CNBC Healthcare

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that coronavirus vaccination rollouts using the AstraZeneca-Oxford University shot should continue while it carries out a safety review. The latest guidance from the global public health body comes after a raft of European countries […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Covid vaccines must be ‘a global, public good,’ WHO says

November 19, 2020

Via: CNBC Healthcare

News from global pharma firms that their coronavirus vaccine candidates are highly effective is welcome, but work needs to be done to ensure they reach everyone around the world, the World Health Organization’s Europe chief said Thursday. “I firmly believe […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

WHO says there’s no ‘silver bullet’ to defeat coronavirus and ‘there might never be’

August 3, 2020


The World Health Organization said Monday there may never be a magical cure for the coronavirus even as scientists and drugmakers across the globe race to find a safe and effective vaccine. Scientists have made progress in identifying treatments that […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

WHO officials praise US leaders on coronavirus pandemic response: Trump is doing ‘all he can’

March 25, 2020


The World Health Organization praised the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has spread to all 50 states and infected at least 55,568 U.S. citizens. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus singled out President Donald Trump, whom he said […]