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Experts Fear Travel Restrictions Have Unintended Consequences for Diplomacy
Foreign Affairs
Experts Fear Travel Restrictions Have Unintended Consequences for Diplomacy
2021-10-20 17:57:52
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Early advice from the World Health Organization warned against imposing travel or trade restrictions on countries experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks. Now experts fear the decision by most countries to ignore this advice may have unintended consequences for the future... Read More

WHO Launches New Program and Targets for Preventing Maternal Deaths
Health
WHO Launches New Program and Targets for Preventing Maternal Deaths
2021-10-06 20:37:28
by Alexa Hornbeck

The World Health Organization held a webinar this week to discuss how to prevent maternal deaths. Globally, roughly 295,000 women die each year due to complications during childbirth. Between 2000 and 2017, the average annual rate of reduction in global... Read More

Expert Discusses Emerging COVID-19 Variants
Health
Expert Discusses Emerging COVID-19 Variants
2021-08-31 20:30:57
by Alexa Hornbeck

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Since May 2020, new variants of the novel coronavirus have emerged that can cause COVID-19 infection, and now health experts keep encouraging individuals to get vaccinated to reduce the spread of infection and avoid the emergence of... Read More

Head of UN Health Agency Seeks Vaccine Booster Moratorium
In The News
Head of UN Health Agency Seeks Vaccine Booster Moratorium

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization called Wednesday for a moratorium on administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines as a way to help ensure that doses are available in countries where few people have received their... Read More

Data Shows ‘Major Backsliding’ in Routine Childhood Vaccinations
Health
Data Shows ‘Major Backsliding’ in Routine Childhood Vaccinations
2021-07-19 20:34:54
by Alexa Hornbeck

The World Health Organization and UNICEF recently released data regarding the state of vaccinations across the world showing that there has been a major backsliding in childhood vaccinations. “Vaccination coverage had stalled for a number of years, but this year... Read More

New WHO Guidance Aims to Achieve Significant Reduction in Suicide Rate
Mental Health
New WHO Guidance Aims to Achieve Significant Reduction in Suicide Rate
2021-06-23 14:15:17
by Alexa Hornbeck

The World Health Organization released new suicide prevention guidance last week aimed at reducing the world’s suicide rate by a third by 2030. “While a comprehensive national suicide prevention strategy should be the ultimate goal for all governments,” said Dr.... Read More

WHO Report Says Animals Likely Source of COVID
Health
WHO Report Says Animals Likely Source of COVID

BEIJING (AP) — A joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely,” according to... Read More

WHO Cancels Interim Report on Origins of COVID-19 Amid Tensions
Geopolitics
WHO Cancels Interim Report on Origins of COVID-19 Amid Tensions
2021-03-08 18:31:37
by Daniel Mollenkamp

A fiery open letter signed by an international collection of scientists together with growing tensions between China and the U.S. caused the World Health Organization investigators this week to cancel an interim report on the origins of the coronavirus based... Read More

Fauci Unleashed: Doc Takes 'Liberating' Turn at Center Stage
Health
Fauci Unleashed: Doc Takes 'Liberating' Turn at Center Stage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci is back. In truth, the nation’s leading infectious-diseases expert never really went away. But after enduring nearly a year of darts and undermining comments from former President Donald Trump, Fauci now speaks with the... Read More

EXPLAINER: What's Next for WHO After US Takes Steps to Stay
Health
EXPLAINER: What's Next for WHO After US Takes Steps to Stay

GENEVA (AP) — The Biden administration has taken quick steps to keep the United States in the World Health Organization and reinforce financial and staffing support for it — part of his ambition to launch a full-throttle effort to fight... Read More

Biden's US Revives Support for WHO, Reversing Trump Retreat
Health
Biden's US Revives Support for WHO, Reversing Trump Retreat

GENEVA (AP) — The United States will resume funding for the World Health Organization and join its consortium aimed at sharing coronavirus vaccines fairly around the globe, President Joe Biden’s top adviser on the pandemic said Thursday, renewing support for... Read More

A New COVID-19 Challenge: Mutations Rise Along With Cases
Health
A New COVID-19 Challenge: Mutations Rise Along With Cases

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments... Read More

EXPLAINER: What is WHO Team in Wuhan Looking For
Health
EXPLAINER: What is WHO Team in Wuhan Looking For

WUHAN, China (AP) — The WHO team of international researchers that arrived in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on Thursday hopes to find clues to the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic. The visit has been shrouded in secrecy, with... Read More

Trump to Require Government to Buy American When It Comes to 'Essential' Drugs
Prescription Drugs
Trump to Require Government to Buy American When It Comes to 'Essential' Drugs
2020-08-06 17:45:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring the federal government to buy "essential" drugs from U.S. companies, a White House trade advisor said. “If we’ve learned anything from the China virus pandemic, it is that we... Read More

House‌ ‌Democrats‌ ‌Say‌ ‌Freezing‌ ‌WHO‌ ‌Funding‌ ‌Could‌ ‌Harm‌ ‌Venezuelans‌
Health
House‌ ‌Democrats‌ ‌Say‌ ‌Freezing‌ ‌WHO‌ ‌Funding‌ ‌Could‌ ‌Harm‌ ‌Venezuelans‌
2020-05-04 13:00:58
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON‌ ‌-‌ ‌House‌ ‌Democrats‌ ‌urged‌ ‌the‌ ‌Trump‌ ‌administration‌ ‌on‌ ‌Friday‌ ‌to‌ ‌resume‌ ‌funding‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌Pan‌ ‌American‌ ‌Health‌ ‌Organization,‌ ‌a‌ ‌regional‌ ‌branch‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌World‌ ‌Health Organization‌ ‌that‌ ‌operates‌ ‌in‌ ‌Latin‌ ‌America.‌ ‌ In‌ ‌a‌ ‌letter‌ ‌to‌ ‌Secretary‌ ‌of‌ ‌State‌... Read More

Coronavirus Now a Global Health Emergency, World Health Organization Declares
Health
Coronavirus Now a Global Health Emergency, World Health Organization Declares

NEW YORK — The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency Thursday after the newly discovered infection sickened thousands of Chinese people in a week and continued to spread worldwide. The rarely used declaration, which triggers... Read More

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