Now is ‘not the time’ to reduce funding for the World Health Organization in COVID-19 fight, urges Guterres

Now is a time for unity in the global battle to push the COVID-19 pandemic into reverse, not a time to cut the resources of the World Health Organization (WHO), which is spearheading and coordinating the global body’s efforts, said UN chief António Guterres, on Tuesday. “As I said on 8 April, the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most […]

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No need to politicize COVID-19: UN health agency chief

The COVID-19 pandemic should not be politicized as unity is the “only option” to defeat the disease, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. Responding to criticism levelled on Tuesday at the agency, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, emphasizing that “my short message is, please quarantine politicizing COVID.” Said the WHO chief: “We should work […]

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World Health Organization ‘absolutely critical’ to neutralizing coronavirus threat – UN chief

The World Health Organization (WHO) must be supported across the world, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, describing the UN health agency, which has led the multilateral response since the beginning, as “absolutely critical” in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the most dangerous challenges this world has faced […]

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ILO: COVID-19 eliminates the equivalent of 14 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean, and challenges the region to seek measures to face the crisis

The region records enormous losses in working hours, which is reflected in a drop in employment. The pandemic especially affects sectors that generate a large number of jobs in the region, such as commerce and the service industry. The catastrophic effect of COVID-19 on working hours and labour income globally is also evident in Latin […]

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PAHO Director calls for protection of health workers in face of the advancing COVID19 pandemic in the region of the Americas

Washington, April 7, 2020 (PAHO) – Warning that cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have doubled in a week in the Region of the Americas, Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa F. Etienne today urged countries to take measures that protect health care workers to ensure they have access to the personal protective equipment and supplies they need […]

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