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WHO to rename monkeypox

World Health Organization holding open forum to rename monkeypox due to concerns the name could be considered discriminatory.

WHO to rename monkeypox

WHO declares monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency

WHO Dir. Gen: "Risk of monkeypox is moderate globally and in all regions, except in the European region, where we assess the risk as high"

WHO declares monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency

WHO chief: COVID-19 pandemic is far from over

World Health Organization chief says fresh waves of COVID-19 infections show the pandemic is nowhere near over.

'COVID-19 pandemic is far from over'

WHO: 'Sex is not limited to male and female'

World Health Organization updates manual based on "new scientific evidence."

WHO: 'Sex is not limited to male and female'

WHO: Monkeypox outbreak tops 1,000 cases

World Health Organization warns that the risk of monkeypox becoming established in non-endemic nations is real.

WHO: Monkeypox outbreak tops 1,000 cases

WHO believes COVID-19 crisis in North Korea is deepening

World Health Organization says it assumes COVID-19 crisis in North Korea is deepening despite claims otherwise.

WHO believes COVID-19 crisis in North Korea is deepening

WHO official: No need for mass vaccinations in monkeypox outbreak

World Health Organization says monkeypox outbreak outside of Africa does not require mass vaccinations as of now.

'No need for mass vaccinations in monkeypox outbreak'

The week ahead - two conferences in Davos that will affect your life

Both the World Health Organization and the World Economic Forum are having their conferences from the 22-28th of May, in Switzerland. Op-ed.

The week ahead - two conferences in Davos that will affect you

WHO chief: COVID-19 pandemic is most certainly not over

World Health Organization director-general says pandemic isn't over despite decline in reported cases.

'COVID-19 pandemic is most certainly not over'

WHO calls emergency meeting over monkeypox outbreak

World Health Organization to discuss viral infection after more than 100 cases were confirmed or suspected in Europe.

WHO calls emergency meeting over monkeypox outbreak

Health Ministry following acute 'hepatitis' in 12 children

Twelve children hospitalized with unexplained acute liver infection, in two Israeli hospitals.

Health Ministry following acute 'hepatitis' in 12 children

Top WHO official: Europe is in a COVID-19 'ceasefire'

WHO Europe director says Europe could soon a "long period of tranquility" from COVID.

'Europe is in a COVID-19 ceasefire'

WHO: No need to give booster shots to the under-18s

Despite clear evidence of waning vaccine immunity over time, children & adolescents don't need top-up doses, says WHO's chief scientist.

WHO: No need to give booster shots to the under-18s

WHO: Omicron wave on the decline

World Health Organization says data from several countries show Omicron wave starting to wane.

WHO: Omicron wave on the decline

WHO: Too soon to say if Omicron is more severe than Delta

WHO official says there is not yet enough data on the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

WHO: Too soon to say if Omicron is more severe than Delta

WHO: Data suggests Omicron is ‘less severe’

World Health Organization says severe cases of new COVID-19 variant remain low in South Africa.

WHO: Data suggests Omicron is ‘less severe’

WHO names new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron'

World Health Organization says newly identified COVID-19 variant in South Africa is a "variant of concern".

WHO names new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron'

World Health Organization warns: Half a million deaths in Europe by February

The World Heath Organization releases dire warning about projected increase in COVID deaths in Europe.

WHO warns: Half a million deaths in Europe by February

Breathtaking performance of 'A Million Dreams' inspires million

Musicians with disabilities perform 'A Million Dreams' for World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Committee Conference.

Breathtaking performance of 'A Million Dreams' inspires millionplayer

WHO condemns wealthy nations' rush to hand out booster shots

World Health Organization again calls on countries to avoid giving out COVID-19 booster shots until the end of the year.

WHO condemns wealthy nations' rush to hand out booster shots

WHO calls for two-month moratorium on booster shots

Head of World Health Organization calls on countries to suspend booster shots as a means of reducing global vaccine inequality.

WHO calls for two-month moratorium on booster shots

WHO criticizes wealthy countries over booster shots

WHO condemns wealthy countries for providing booster shots while millions around the world have yet to receive one dose.

WHO criticizes wealthy countries over booster shots

Chinese state media organ slammed for anti-Semitic cartoon of Sec of State Anthony Blinken

Caricature depicts Blinken with oversized Jewish nose, horns, US flag on his back and secret control of the World Health Organization.

Chinese state media slammed for anti-Semitic pic of SS Blinken

WHO urges end to 'disgraceful' vaccine inequity

World Health Organization urges world leaders to overturn the "disgraceful" global imbalance in access to COVID-19 vaccines.

WHO urges end to 'disgraceful' vaccine inequity

US rejects WHO appeal on booster shots

US rejects WHO's appeal for moratorium on COVID-19 booster shots and for rich countries to focus on supplying poorer nations.

US rejects WHO appeal on booster shots

WHO: Delta variant has led to 'surge' in outbreaks in Middle East

World Health Organization says Delta variant has triggered a fourth wave in the Middle East.

WHO: Delta variant has led to 'surge' in outbreaks in MidEast

China rejects WHO plan for a study of COVID-19 origin

China rejects World Health Organization's plan for a second phase of investigation into the origin of the coronavirus.

China rejects WHO plan for a study of COVID-19 origin

World Health Organization blasts plans for third dose of vaccine

WHO slams pharmaceutical companies over bid to push third dose of COVID vaccine. 'No indication 3rd dose is needed now.'

World Health Organization blasts plans for third dose of vaccine

WHO changes vax guidelines for kids after Facebook censorship

World Health Organization drops recommendation against vaccinating children after Facebook censors posts.

WHO changes vax guidelines for kids after Facebook censorship

WHO official admits COVID most likely originated in Wuhan

World Health Organization advisory committee member calls for a full investigation into origins of deadly virus, blasts China for secrecy.

WHO official admits COVID most likely originated in Wuhanplayer

Europe COVID death toll crosses 1 million

World Health Organization reports Europe has seen over one third of global COVID-19 deaths, still sees high infection rate.

Europe COVID death toll crosses 1 million

New report shows China still not certain where COVID-19 comes from

New report by Chinese, WHO, scientists says possibility COVID-19 escaped from lab is 'extremely unlikely.'

New report: China still not certain where COVID-19 comes from

WHO says countries can continue to use AstroZeneca vaccine

World Health Organization still looking into the vaccine safety after a slew of countries suspended its use over health fears.

WHO says countries can continue to use AstroZeneca vaccine

Shipment of coronavirus vaccines for Palestinian Authority arrives in Israel

Shipment of 60,000 coronavirus vaccines is transferred from Ben Gurion Airport to the Palestinian Authority and Gaza.

Shipment of vaccines for Palestinian Authority arrives in Israel

WHO authorizes Johnson & Johnson vaccine for emergency use

Approval means the one-dose shot can now theoretically be used as part of the international COVAX effort to distribute vaccines globally.

WHO authorizes Johnson & Johnson vaccine for emergency use

WHO authorizes AstraZeneca vaccine

World Health Organization grants emergency authorization to AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine.

WHO authorizes AstraZeneca vaccine

WHO investigators: Outbreak in Wuhan may have been wider than thought

Lead investigator for WHO mission to Wuhan says the mission found several signs of a more wide-ranging 2019 spread of COVID-19.

WHO: Outbreak in Wuhan may have been wider than thought

WHO recommends AstraZeneca vaccine

WHO panel releases interim decision saying Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine should be used even with questions over South African variant.

WHO recommends AstraZeneca vaccine

WHO: COVID came from bats, not lab

World Health Organization inspectors in China say coronavirus likely passed from bats to another animal before infecting humans.

WHO: COVID came from bats, not lab

WHO experts visit market where first cases of COVID-19 were recorded

Team of experts from World Health Organization visit the seafood market in Wuhan, where the first infections emerged over a year ago.

WHO experts visit market where COVID-19 broke out