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United Nations VOTES to remove cannabis from list of most dangerous drugs

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted to remove cannabis from a list that categorized it as one of the most dangerous drugs. The approval means that the World Health Organization will remove cannabis and cannabis resin from its Schedule IV classification under the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. That designation put cannabis […]

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Every 17 seconds someone in Europe is DYING of Covid-19: WHO Official

Someone infected with the novel coronavirus died every seventeen seconds in Europe even though the number of infections dipped over the past few weeks, World Health Organization official said Thursday. The number of infections rose by 1.8 million last week, compared with 2 million a week prior to that. However, hospitals continue to remain packed, […]

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Re-opening without controlling the virus is a recipe for disaster: WHO chief

“If countries are serious about opening, they must be serious about supressing transmission and saving lives,” WHO chief says. Dr. Tedros Adhanom, the Director General of World Health Organisation (WHO) fully supports the efforts to reopen economies and societies but opening up without any control is a recipe for disaster. “We want to see children […]

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Africa has eradicated polio: World Health Organisation

Africa has eradicated polio, the World Health Organisation announced on Tuesday. “Today we come together to rejoice over a historic public health success, the certification of wild poliovirus eradication in the African region,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization said. “The end of wild polio in Africa is a great day.” “Your […]

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Coronavirus pandemic will be over under two years: WHO chief

The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) hopes that the coronavirus pandemic will be over in under two years. Speaking in Geneva, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the Spanish flu of 1918 had taken two years to overcome. But he added that current advances in technology could enable the world to halt the virus “in […]

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Six months after declaring coronavirus a health emergency, WHO to reevaluate pandemic status

World Health Organization(WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus would review the public health emergency was declared on January 30, the highest level of alarm under international law. “I will reconvene the Emergency Committee later this week to re-evaluate the pandemic,” the UN health body’s chief said. This Thursday, WHO will mark six months since it declared a […]

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‘Countries are headed in the wrong direction’: WHO chief warns over coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus pandemic around the globe will worsen if countries fail to adhere to stricter healthcare precautions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday. “Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus remains public enemy number one,” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing […]

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WHO acknowledges possibility of airborne transmission of coronavirus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has acknowledged “evidence emerging” of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease passes between people. “We have been talking about the possibility of airborne transmission and aerosol transmission as one of the […]

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WHO halts Trump marketed COVID-19 drug after it fails to reduce death rate

The World Health Organization (WHO) has halted trials of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in coronavirus hospitalised patients after they failed to reduce mortality rate. WHO made the announcement in the backdrop after 200,000 coronavirus cases were reported globally in a 24 hour period. In a statement WHO said, “these interim trial […]

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Coronavirus hitting the Americas hardest: World Health Organization

The Americas are bearing the brunt of the global coronavirus pandemic at present, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, with North and South America currently having four of the 10 worst hit countries in the world. The disease was “highly active” in Central and South America, the WHO’s top emergency expert Mike Ryan […]

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WHO asks Pakistan to reimpose lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise sharply

The World Health Organization has recommended Pakistani authorities reimpose “intermittent lockdowns” of targeted areas to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, stating the country did not meet the global body’s conditions for lifting restrictions. A surge of new cases has hit the South Asian nation after the government lifted its lockdown on May 9 […]

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Coronavirus Situation Worsening Worldwide: World Health Organization

The World Health Organization said on Monday that the coronavirus pandemic situation was worsening around the globe, as it warned against complacency. The WHO said it had recorded its highest daily tally of new infections, with COVID-19 raging in the Americas. And as mass protests for racial justice sweep across the United States and beyond, […]