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WHO proposes fresh coronavirus mission to China and lab audits

WHO proposes fresh coronavirus mission to China and lab audits

The World Health Organization on Friday proposed a second phase of studies into the origins of the coronavirus in China, including audits of laboratories and markets in Wuhan, calling for transparency from authorities.

ACS Doha celebrates a year at its Al Kheesa Campus

ACS Doha celebrates a year at its Al Kheesa Campus

ACS International School Doha has held a ceremony to mark the completion of its first year at its new campus in Al Kheesa.

QRCS supervises WHO polio vaccination for Syria children

QRCS supervises WHO polio vaccination for Syria children

A World Health Organisation (WHO) polio vaccination drive, being monitored by Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) with strict Covid-19 preventive measures, benefitted some 860,499 under five years-old children across Idlib and Aleppo.

WHO re-checks research on when coronavirus first surfaced in Italy

WHO re-checks research on when coronavirus first surfaced in Italy

Samples from a study suggesting the coronavirus was circulating outside China by October 2019 have been re-tested at the World Health Organization's (WHO) request, two scientists who led the Italian research said.

WHO urges caution over removing mask mandate for vaccinated people

WHO urges caution over removing mask mandate for vaccinated people

The World Health Organization on Friday said local conditions needed to be taken into account if a country is planning to allow vaccinated people not to wear masks in public.

Rich nations urged to donate shots instead of vaccinating kids

Rich nations urged to donate shots instead of vaccinating kids

The World Health Organisation Friday urged rich countries to reconsider plans to vaccinate children and instead donate Covid-19 shots to the Covax scheme that shares them with poorer nations.

Variant among accelerators of India's Covid explosion: WHO top scientist

Variant among accelerators of India's Covid explosion: WHO top scientist

A Covid-19 variant spreading in India is more contagious and it is feared it could be dodging some vaccine protections, contributing to the country's explosive outbreak, the World Health Organization's chief scientist said Saturday.

Tedros denounces vaccine inequity as Covax scheme marks first year

Tedros denounces vaccine inequity as Covax scheme marks first year

Coronavirus vaccines remain out of reach in the poorest countries, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report on Friday, marking the first anniversary of the Covax dose-sharing facility.

WHO, agencies urge countries to suspend sale of live wild mammals at markets

WHO, agencies urge countries to suspend sale of live wild mammals at markets

International agencies including the World Health Organization urged countries on Tuesday to suspend the sale of live wild mammals in food markets, warning they may be the source of more than 70% of emerging infectious diseases in humans.

Covid-19 probe team in China visits animal health facility

Covid-19 probe team in China visits animal health facility

A team of investigators led by the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived on Tuesday at an animal health facility in China's central city of Wuhan in the search for clues about the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Qatar participates in session of WHO's Executive Board

Qatar participates in session of WHO's Executive Board

Qatar is participating in the meetings of the 148th Session of the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation (WHO), which began its work via videoconferencing and will run until Jan 26.

World facing 'catastrophic' moral failure on vaccines: WHO chief

World facing 'catastrophic' moral failure on vaccines: WHO chief

The world is on the "brink of a catastrophic moral failure" if rich countries hog Covid-19 vaccine doses while the poorest suffer, the head of the WHO said Monday.