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23.06.2020

Africa Supports Nigeria’s Candidate for WTO Director-General

Africa Supports Nigeria’s Candidate for WTO Director-General

By Kester Kenn Klomegah The African Union (AU) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have thrown their unflinching support for Nigeria’s Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a candidate contesting for the top position at the World Trade Organization (WTO). This backing implies that Africa is strongly behind her, and further… »

19.05.2020

Important Statements in the 1st Day of the 73rd World Health Assembly

Important Statements in the 1st Day of the 73rd World Health Assembly

During the first day of the 73rd World Health Assembly[1] that took place through a teleconference based in Geneva, lots of leaders of states and heads of other Organizations made important statements backing the 7 pages draft resolution[2] proposed by Albania, Australia, Bangladesh, Belarus,… »

08.05.2020

Profiting from the Pandemic: Will Pharmaceutical Giants Use Patents to Limit Access to COVID Drugs?

Profiting from the Pandemic: Will Pharmaceutical Giants Use Patents to Limit Access to COVID Drugs?

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide approaches 4 million and the pandemic could be with us for months or years, we look at who can access drugs like Remdesivir, being developed by pharmaceutical giant Gilead, which has the patent for the drug and is poised to make massive profits. »

29.04.2020

Why Did the World Health Organization Wait Until March to Declare a Global Pandemic?

Why Did the World Health Organization Wait Until March to Declare a Global Pandemic?

The 2005 regulations pushed on the World Health Organization by the United States and the Europeans hampered the WHO’s ability to declare an emergency and a pandemic. By Vijay Prashad When U.S. President Donald Trump cut off his government’s funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), one of his grievances was… »

17.04.2020

U.S. Assault on WHO

U.S. Assault on WHO

The United States is unleashing a war against the World Health organization (WHO) as U.S. cuts funding to probe its ‘China ties’. However, the UN Chief has said: “Now is not the time!” The UN chief says WHO is “critical” in global war against Covid-19. As the pandemic rages on… »

15.04.2020

Trump Cuts Funds for World Health Org as Oxfam Warns Pandemic Could Push Half a Billion into Poverty

Trump Cuts Funds for World Health Org as Oxfam Warns Pandemic Could Push Half a Billion into Poverty

As the confirmed cases of coronavirus surpass 2 million around the world, President Donald Trump says he will cut U.S. support for the World Health Organization. Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet medical journal, called it a “crime against humanity.” Oxfam America said the cuts slash “any hopes for the… »

04.04.2020

Measures against COVID-19 need to include refugees and migrants

Measures against COVID-19 need to include refugees and migrants

WHO Regional Office for Europe A new publication highlights the importance of addressing the needs of refugees and migrants when preparing for or responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Refugees and migrants, particularly those who are displaced and/or living in camps and camp-like settings, are faced with specific challenges and vulnerabilities… »

25.03.2020

French Jesuit economist urges world to learn lessons from coronavirus: “There’ll be other pandemics, that’s for sure”

French Jesuit economist urges world to learn lessons from coronavirus: “There’ll be other pandemics, that’s for sure”

A French Jesuit economist has urged the world to learn lessons from the coronavirus crisis, warning “there will be other pandemics, that’s for sure”. By: Cameron Doody Key points – “We knew it was coming, but the economy wasn’t ready at all” – “I… »

23.03.2020

Xi Calls for Building a Common Health Community for Humanity

Xi Calls for Building a Common Health Community for Humanity

Chinese President Xi Jinping said China is ready to work with France to enhance the central role of the United Nations and the World Health Organisation in improving global public health governance and building a common health community for humanity. Xi made these statements in a recent message of solidarity… »

06.03.2020

Coronavirus: Countries are not grasping reality of threat, warns WHO chief as 300 million students sent home worldwide

Coronavirus: Countries are not grasping reality of threat, warns WHO chief as 300 million students sent home worldwide

By Countercurrents Collective World Health Organization (WHO) officials have warned that some countries are not taking the coronavirus crisis seriously enough, as outbreaks surged across Europe and in the U.S. where medical workers sounded warnings over a “disturbing” lack of hospital preparedness. The epidemic has wreaked havoc on international business,… »

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