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World Health Organization: Specialized agency of the United Nations
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. It is part of the U.N. Sustainable Development Group. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency's governing structure and principles, states its main objective as ensuring "the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health." It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with six semi-autonomous regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide.

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Anti-malaria drug used to fight COVID-19 in Senegal [Video]

Anti-malaria drug used to fight COVID-19 in Senegal

The World Health Organization warns against the use of Chloroquine, but some Senegalese doctors say it is a cheaper solution.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published
The World Health Organization Encourages People To Play Video Games [Video]

The World Health Organization Encourages People To Play Video Games

The World Health Organization (WHO) supports people in quarantine playing video games. Twitch and Activison Blizzard encourage people to maintal physical distance but connect with others through video..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published
World Will Reach 1 Million Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Within Days [Video]

World Will Reach 1 Million Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Within Days

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths has escalated dramatically lately. The number of deaths has more than doubled in the past week, says Business Insider. The World Health Organization's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published
Austria makes wearing masks compulsory [Video]

Austria makes wearing masks compulsory

From next week, Austrians will be forced to wear a face mask when they do their shopping, despite the World Health Organization being sceptical of the benefits. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published
The new coronavirus: key terms explained [Video]

The new coronavirus: key terms explained

Here are some of the key terms surrounding the new coronavirus explained, as new words and phrases enter the mainstream and become conflated. Megan Revell reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published
These celebrities have donated to Covid-19 relief efforts [Video]

These celebrities have donated to Covid-19 relief efforts

Taylor Swift said she donated to Feeding America, the World Health Organization (WHO) and others.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:24Published
WHO: No recommendation for well individuals to wear masks [Video]

WHO: No recommendation for well individuals to wear masks

World Health Organisation officials outline their advice on the public wearing masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Speakers include Dr Michael Ryan.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:35Published
World's biggest glove maker has its hands full [Video]

World's biggest glove maker has its hands full

Malaysia's Top Glove, which makes one in five of the world's rubber gloves, says it is overwhelmed by orders amid the coronavirus crisis. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published
Golf stars send their thanks to the 'real' heroes [Video]

Golf stars send their thanks to the 'real' heroes

Rory McIlroy and others stress importance of listening to health professionals and to follow the World Health Organization's #StayAtHome mantra.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:06Published
WHO announce “historic” coronavirus drug trial [Video]

WHO announce “historic” coronavirus drug trial

The first patients in a “historic” drug trial to test treatments for the coronavirus have been enrolled in Norway and Spain, World Health Organization directer general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published
Protective gear shortage an 'urgent threat' - WHO [Video]

Protective gear shortage an 'urgent threat' - WHO

Coronavirus has infected more than half a million people and killed 20,000, the head of the World Health Organization said on Friday as he appealed again for protective gear for medical staff working..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published
Coronavirus cases top half a million - WHO [Video]

Coronavirus cases top half a million - WHO

Coronavirus has infected more than half a million people and killed 20,000, the head of the World Health Organization said on Friday as he appealed again for protective gear for medical staff working..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published
The US Likely To Surpass China In Total Number Of New Coronavirus Cases [Video]

The US Likely To Surpass China In Total Number Of New Coronavirus Cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the US could become the next center of the coronavirus outbreak. Data shows that in China and Italy, the two countries most severely affected by the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published
Jennifer Hudson offers surprise at-home performance for World Health Organisation livestream [Video]

Jennifer Hudson offers surprise at-home performance for World Health Organisation livestream

Jennifer Hudson joined H.E.R. to keep fans entertained online during the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:34Published
'We should not squander' second opportunity to stop virus -WHO [Video]

'We should not squander' second opportunity to stop virus -WHO

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that countries which have locked down their populations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus need to use the time to find and attack the virus.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published
WHO director general: For many on this planet it's a struggle to follow this advice [Video]

WHO director general: For many on this planet it's a struggle to follow this advice

World Health Organisation director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, helps launch the Covid-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published
US Could Become Next Epicenter of Coronavirus Crisis, Warns WHO [Video]

US Could Become Next Epicenter of Coronavirus Crisis, Warns WHO

An official with the World Health Organization (WHO) made the statement on Tuesday. "A very large acceleration" of cases of the virus have resulted in more than 46,000 reported infections in the US.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:01Published
New York Struggling To Get Hospital Beds For Corona Patients [Video]

New York Struggling To Get Hospital Beds For Corona Patients

The worst of the coronavirus outbreak will hit New York state faster and harder than previously thought. Governor Andrew Cuomo and the World Health Organization are in agreement on this: The United..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published
Sao Paulo enters lockdown, without blasé Bolsonaro [Video]

Sao Paulo enters lockdown, without blasé Bolsonaro

Brazil's most populated city entered a 15-day lockdown on Tuesday, despite President Jair Bolsonaro's blasé response to the rapidly spreading coronavirus, that he describes as "a little flu." Gavino..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published
Postponement is about saving lives, says IOC chief Bach [Video]

Postponement is about saving lives, says IOC chief Bach

Thomas Bach says postponement is "to safeguard the health of the athletes and everybody involved in the Olympic Games"

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 05:24Published
Olympics will be postponed- IOC member [Video]

Olympics will be postponed- IOC member

The International Olympic Committee has decided to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games because of the coronavirus pandemic, IOC member Dick Pound said on Monday. This report produced by Jillian..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published
FIFA teams up with WHO to support fight against pandemic [Video]

FIFA teams up with WHO to support fight against pandemic

FIFA President Gianni Infantino launches the "pass the message to kick out coronavirus" video campaign.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 04:20Published
Famous footballers feature in new coronavirus awareness video [Video]

Famous footballers feature in new coronavirus awareness video

Credit: World Health Organisation The World Health Organisation have released a new video featuing famous faces from the footballing world relaying hygiene information in the face of the coronavirus.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:33Published
COVID-19: WHO warns Africa to prepare for worst [Video]

COVID-19: WHO warns Africa to prepare for worst

More than 1,000 people have been diagnosed with the virus in 42 countries across the continent.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published

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World Health Organization says countries need to use lock-down time to attack coronavirus

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New York state suffered another quick and brutal rise in the number of coronavirus cases on Tuesday as officials raced to make more hospital beds available and the World Health Organization said the..
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