Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Cuba’s medical brigades in Africa embody a long tradition of solidarity

From medical to military, agricultural, educational, cultural support and more, the Cuban footprint in Africa dates back to the national struggles against colonialism. The work of the Henry Reeve Brigade is a continuation of this tradition

Looking at healthcare workers only as heroes does them a disservice

There is a huge lacuna in ensuring adequate compensation for health workers who acquire the illness, despite a broad based demand from the international trade union movement

73 WHA At World Health Assembly, unanimous support for independent global study on pandemic

Attempts by the US and Australia to marginalize China at the World Health Assembly failed as the resolution adopted by member states through consensus made no mention of either Wuhan or China

Polio rising in Afghanistan amid COVID Afghanistan records six more polio cases as vaccination drive grinds to a halt

The number of polio cases in Afghanistan has gone up to 11 even as the vaccination drive has been halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The WHO has called on countries to not stop regular vaccination drives

WHO Malaria Warning In Africa, malaria deaths may double if preventive measures halted: WHO

WHO head for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, warned governments against ignoring other diseases, quoting a study stating that malaria deaths in Africa could double to close to 769,000 this year if preventive measures are not implemented on time

Trump WHO Who’s now not funding WHO?

The US is currently in arrears with its assessed contributions to the World Health Organization. The Trump administration stopped paying its dues to the WHO long before this pandemic reared its ugly head

Trump’s decision to halt funding for WHO draws harsh criticism

The UN secretary-general and representatives of the governments of Russia, Germany and China were among those who criticized the US decision. The editor-in-chief of the Lancet, Richard Horton, called the decision a crime against humanity

WHO response to Trump COVID UN, WHO call for unity in the face of COVID-19

“We will have many body bags in front of us if we don’t behave,” the WHO director-general said in response to Donald Trump’s threats to withdraw funding to the organization. Trump had also alleged that the WHO was China-centric

Trump threatens to withdraw support from WHO

The US president complained about the World Health Organization being “China-centric” and effectively accused it of covering for China, the latest in a long series of allegations against the country

Coronavirus COVID -19 is now a Pandemic: Exponential growth rate of Coronavirus Dangerous

The SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19, has infected over 1,18,000 people around the globe and killed more than 4,000

Coronavirus Number of daily new Novel Coronavirus cases falls below 2000

The number of new infections was 1,886 on February 18 as opposed to 2,050 on the previous day. The daily death toll too has come down substantially and is below 100.

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