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World Health Organization
October 22, 2020
WHO Africa: New rapid tests a 'game changer' against COVID
Health officials in Africa say the rollout of rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19 could be a “game changer” for their fight ...
October 19, 2020
World struggles as confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 40 million
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of ...
October 18, 2020
AP FACT CHECK: Trump sees what others do not in the pandemic
“I believe we’re rounding the corner." “We’re a winner on the excess mortality.” “We have the vaccines coming and we have the ...
October 12, 2020
UN warns against pursuing herd immunity to stop coronavirus
The head of the World Health Organization warned against the idea that herd immunity might be a realistic strategy to stop ...
October 06, 2020
Poll: Many Americans blame virus crisis on US government
More Americans blame the U.S. government instead of foreign nations for the coronavirus crisis in the United States, a rebuke ...
September 29, 2020
WHO, partners roll out faster COVID tests for poorer nations
The World Health Organization announced Monday that it and leading partners have agreed to a plan to roll out 120 million ...
September 08, 2020
Defying US, Xi praises China, WHO for battling coronavirus
Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Tuesday praised China's role in battling the coronavirus pandemic and expressed support for the ...
September 04, 2020
Members named to panel probing WHO's pandemic response
An independent panel appointed by the World Health Organization to review its coordination of the response to the COVID-19 ...
September 02, 2020
UN says new polio outbreak in Sudan caused by oral vaccine
The World Health Organization says a new polio outbreak in Sudan is linked to an ongoing vaccine-sparked epidemic in Chad — ...
September 01, 2020
US says it won't join global effort to find COVID-19 vaccine
The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will not work with an international cooperative effort to develop and ...
August 27, 2020
Asia Today: Virus surge makes S. Korean lockdown more likely
South Korea reported 441 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, its highest single-day total in months, making ...
August 25, 2020
Africa now free of wild poliovirus, but polio threat remains
Health authorities on Tuesday declared the African continent free of the wild poliovirus after decades of effort, though ...
August 20, 2020
WHO, UNICEF urge African countries to reopen schools safely
African governments should accelerate the reopening of schools, the World Health Organization has urged, saying that the ...
August 08, 2020
The Latest: Kentucky reports 800 new coronavirus cases
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky is reporting an increase of 801 cases of COVID-19, including 29 cases in children age 5 or younger.
August 08, 2020
The Latest: Trump says US help on way for Beirut disaster
The latest on the explosion in Beirut (all times local): 2:20 a.m. President Donald Trump has spoken about the explosion in ...
August 07, 2020
Russia's race for virus vaccine raises concerns in the West
Russia boasts that it’s about to become the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, with mass vaccinations planned as ...
August 06, 2020
N. Korea's escalating virus response raises fear of outbreak
North Korea is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a southern city locked down over ...
August 04, 2020
China, WHO in talks on plans to trace coronavirus origin
China and the World Health Organization are discussing plans to trace the origin of the coronavirus outbreak following a ...
July 22, 2020
WHO warns new Ebola outbreak in Congo faces funding gap
The World Health Organization said Tuesday it is facing a “serious funding gap” to battle the new outbreak of Ebola in remote ...
July 19, 2020
Breathtaking virus numbers show normal life still far away
South Africa on Saturday became one of the top five worst-hit countries in the coronavirus pandemic, as breathtaking new ...