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US announcement on breaking ties with the World Health Organization: Statement by the President of the Commission Ursula von der Leyen and High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell

US announcement on breaking ties with the World Health Organization: Statement by the President of the Commission Ursula von der Leyen and High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell

| June 2, 2020

As the world continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the main task for everyone is to save lives and contain and mitigate this pandemic. The European Union continues to support the WHO in this regard and has already provided additional funding. In an EU-led resolution adopted by consensus on 19 May at the World Health […]

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#WorldHealthOrganization – Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell and Commissioner Stella Kyriakides on the  adoption of the resolution on COVID-19 response at the World Health Assembly

#WorldHealthOrganization – Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell and Commissioner Stella Kyriakides on the  adoption of the resolution on COVID-19 response at the World Health Assembly

| May 19, 2020

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General  “We welcome the World Health Assembly’s adoption by consensus of the resolution initiated by the European Union and its member states on the importance of a collective response to the coronavirus pandemic. The 195 member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) have convened at the Assembly in unprecedented […]

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World has ‘long way to go’ in #COVID-19 fight – WHO expert

World has ‘long way to go’ in #COVID-19 fight – WHO expert

| May 14, 2020

The world has a “long, long way to go” to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control, despite tentative steps in many countries to begin restarting normal life, the World Health Organization’s top emergencies expert warned on Wednesday (13 May), write Michael Shields and Emma Farge. Dr Mike Ryan said risks from COVID-19, the respiratory illness […]

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#WHO regrets Trump’s halt to funding as #Coronavirus cases pass 2 million

#WHO regrets Trump’s halt to funding as #Coronavirus cases pass 2 million

| April 16, 2020

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday (15 April) he regrets US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull funding for the agency, but that now is the time for the world to be united in its fight against the new coronavirus, write Stephanie Nebehay and Jeff Mason. Trump’s move prompted condemnation […]

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Germany says #WHO is one of best investments after Trump cuts funding

Germany says #WHO is one of best investments after Trump cuts funding

| April 15, 2020

Strengthening the World Health Organization is one of the best investments, Germany’s foreign minister said on Wednesday (15 April) after US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (14 April) halted funding to the Geneva-based organization, writes Michelle Martin. Trump made the move over the WHO’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, drawing condemnation from infectious disease experts […]

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#WHO warns about dangers of premature lifting of #COVID-19 restrictions

#WHO warns about dangers of premature lifting of #COVID-19 restrictions

| April 13, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned countries on Friday (10 April) to be cautious about lifting restrictions introduced to curb the spread of the new coronavirus and voiced alarm it was taking hold in Africa, write Stephanie Nebehay and John Revill. The United Nations agency would like to see an easing, but at the same […]

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Countries must not squander chance to control #Coronavirus – #WHO

Countries must not squander chance to control #Coronavirus – #WHO

| March 26, 2020

Countries that have locked down their populations to prevent the spread of coronavirus need to put a premium on finding new cases and doing everything they can “to suppress and control” the virus, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday (25 March), write John Revill and Stephanie Nebehay. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, said U.S. […]

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