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#WHO

# who - Saturday 30 July, 2022

Spain reports second monkeypox-linked death
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Spain reports second monkeypox-linked death

Updated Jul 30th 2022, 3:08 PM 40,402 Views 42 Comments

It is not confirmed if the deaths were actually caused by monkeypox, with autopsies still ongoing.

Monkeypox: Shame and stigma will prolong outbreak, campaigners say
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

Monkeypox: Shame and stigma will prolong outbreak, campaigners say

Jul 30th 2022, 6:00 AM 11,120 Views 1 Comment

An advocacy group for gay and bisexual men has urged the government to secure enough vaccines for those who are vulnerable.

# who - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

Monkeypox vaccine supplies in Ireland 'low and limited', says HSE
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

Monkeypox vaccine supplies in Ireland 'low and limited', says HSE

Updated Jul 27th 2022, 6:56 PM 19,158 Views 27 Comments
  • A smallpox vaccine approved for use against monkeypox is to be rolled out to groups most at risk of infection
  • The HSE and other stakeholders will now decide how to identify those most at risk
  • The WHO has been asked to rename the virus due to concerns that stigma and shame will prevent people from seeking treatment

# who - Monday 25 July, 2022

EU approves smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

EU approves smallpox vaccine for use against monkeypox

Jul 25th 2022, 10:28 AM 9,857 Views 16 Comments

Imvanex has been approved in the EU since 2013 for the prevention of smallpox.

# who - Saturday 23 July, 2022

Monkeypox: how a global health emergency is decided
# Global Health Emergency
# Global Health Emergency

Monkeypox: how a global health emergency is decided

Jul 23rd 2022, 4:41 PM 13,993 Views 21 Comments

The WHO has declared the surge in monkeypox to be a PHEIC, but what is a PHEIC?

# who - Thursday 21 July, 2022

WHO to decide whether monkeypox is global health emergency
# Alarm Bell
# Alarm Bell

WHO to decide whether monkeypox is global health emergency

Jul 21st 2022, 7:46 AM 11,195 Views 6 Comments

Nearly 14,000 cases have been reported from more than 70 countries

# who - Friday 15 July, 2022

WHO to decide if monkeypox is a global emergency as Ireland records 10 more cases
# Public Health
# Public Health

WHO to decide if monkeypox is a global emergency as Ireland records 10 more cases

Jul 15th 2022, 8:47 AM 16,487 Views 4 Comments

The WHO decided in June against declaring such an emergency but will reconvene next week amid rising cases.

Recent decline in childhood vaccinations reaching crisis point, UN says
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Recent decline in childhood vaccinations reaching crisis point, UN says

Jul 15th 2022, 6:15 AM 9,462 Views 6 Comments

24.7 million children missed their first dose of the measles vaccine, while 3.5 million missed the first vaccine for HPV.

# who - Thursday 14 July, 2022

World Health Organization advises against use of two drugs for non-severe Covid-19
# British Medical Journal
# British Medical Journal

World Health Organization advises against use of two drugs for non-severe Covid-19

Jul 14th 2022, 6:15 AM 18,282 Views 1 Comment

Fluvoxamine and colchicine received considerable interest during the pandemic.

# who - Friday 1 July, 2022

WHO calls for 'urgent' action in Europe over monkeypox
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

WHO calls for 'urgent' action in Europe over monkeypox

Jul 1st 2022, 6:01 PM 11,589 Views 9 Comments

Some 39 cases of the virus have been confirmed in Ireland.

# who - Wednesday 29 June, 2022

WHO chief calls US abortion ruling a 'setback’ that will cost lives
# Supreme Court Ruling
# Supreme Court Ruling

WHO chief calls US abortion ruling a 'setback’ that will cost lives

Jun 29th 2022, 9:58 PM 10,349 Views 75 Comments

The World Health Organisation’s director-general said safe abortion should be understood as healthcare.

# who - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

UK, Germany and Spain have more than half of global monkeypox cases
# WHO
# WHO

UK, Germany and Spain have more than half of global monkeypox cases

Jun 28th 2022, 10:53 AM 7,504 Views 3 Comments

The WHO also believes that the amount of cases could be underestimated.

# who - Wednesday 15 June, 2022

WHO to create new name for monkeypox to avoid discrimination
# Stigma
# Stigma

WHO to create new name for monkeypox to avoid discrimination

Jun 15th 2022, 11:50 AM 21,027 Views 48 Comments

As of 8 June there were a total of 9 confirmed cases here.

# who - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

More than 1,000 monkeypox cases reported globally, says WHO
# Virus
# Virus

More than 1,000 monkeypox cases reported globally, says WHO

Jun 8th 2022, 9:44 PM 7,824 Views 0 Comments

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre said it has been notified of seven confirmed cases of monkeypox in Ireland.

# who - Sunday 5 June, 2022

780 monkeypox outbreak cases confirmed worldwide, says WHO
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

780 monkeypox outbreak cases confirmed worldwide, says WHO

Jun 5th 2022, 3:00 PM 10,009 Views 9 Comments

The 780 cases all come from countries where the virus is not endemic.

# who - Monday 23 May, 2022

Monkeypox: ECDC says risk to wider population is 'low' but that countries should prepare
# Risk Assessment
# Risk Assessment

Monkeypox: ECDC says risk to wider population is 'low' but that countries should prepare

Updated May 23rd 2022, 3:45 PM 42,325 Views 41 Comments

As of Saturday, there were 92 confirmed cases of the disease in countries where monkeypox is not endemic.

# who - Sunday 22 May, 2022

UN denounces 'racist and homophobic' tone of some monkeypox reporting
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

UN denounces 'racist and homophobic' tone of some monkeypox reporting

May 22nd 2022, 8:00 PM 27,220 Views 17 Comments

UNAIDS said ‘a significant proportion’ of recent monkeypox cases have been identified among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men.

# who - Thursday 19 May, 2022

Rare monkeypox outbreaks detected in Europe and North America
# Health
# Health

Rare monkeypox outbreaks detected in Europe and North America

May 19th 2022, 7:44 AM 25,642 Views 27 Comments

Britain has confirmed nine cases of the virus since 6 May, and the United States verified its first on Wednesday.

# who - Thursday 5 May, 2022

WHO says Covid pandemic caused deaths of nearly 15 million people around world
# Excess Mortality
# Excess Mortality

WHO says Covid pandemic caused deaths of nearly 15 million people around world

May 5th 2022, 2:59 PM 10,169 Views 12 Comments

The figure includes deaths directly associated with Covid as well as those due to the pandemic’s impact on the health system and society.

# who - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe, links problem to Covid lockdowns
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe, links problem to Covid lockdowns

May 3rd 2022, 1:25 PM 15,170 Views 15 Comments

Obesity rates in the region have ballooned by 138% in the past five decades.

# who - Friday 22 April, 2022

WHO says Pfizer must guarantee new life-saving Covid meds reach poorer nations
# New Drug
# New Drug

WHO says Pfizer must guarantee new life-saving Covid meds reach poorer nations

Apr 22nd 2022, 6:00 AM 7,682 Views 7 Comments

The WHO said the drug should be used for mild and moderate Covid patients.

# who - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

What will Covid-19 bring next? The World Health Organization outlines three scenarios
# Dr Tedros
# Dr Tedros

What will Covid-19 bring next? The World Health Organization outlines three scenarios

Mar 30th 2022, 9:23 PM 43,408 Views 15 Comments

Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s technical lead on Covid-19, said the virus still has “a lot of energy left”.

# who - Tuesday 22 March, 2022

Ireland among European countries that lifted Covid measures too 'brutally', WHO says
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Ireland among European countries that lifted Covid measures too 'brutally', WHO says

Mar 22nd 2022, 3:18 PM 33,670 Views 21 Comments

WHO Europe director Hans Kluge said a rise in cases of the virus in Europe is likely due to the more transmissible BA2 variant.

# who - Thursday 3 March, 2022

'You can't go on a waiting list for oxygen': WHO concerned about vital supplies at Ukraine hospitals
# Medical Emergency
# Medical Emergency

'You can't go on a waiting list for oxygen': WHO concerned about vital supplies at Ukraine hospitals

Mar 3rd 2022, 12:33 PM 6,597 Views 0 Comments

Dr Mike Ryan has warned something has to change to allow medical resources to reach hospitals.

# who - Sunday 27 February, 2022

WHO warns medical oxygen supplies in Ukraine are 'dangerously low'
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

WHO warns medical oxygen supplies in Ukraine are 'dangerously low'

Feb 27th 2022, 3:56 PM 16,400 Views 1 Comment

The majority of hospitals could exhaust their reserves within the next 24 hours.

# who - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

WHO meets Taliban to discuss 'dire' health and humanitarian crisis
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

WHO meets Taliban to discuss 'dire' health and humanitarian crisis

Feb 9th 2022, 7:30 PM 9,270 Views 9 Comments

A Taliban delegation is in Geneva, Switzerland for a week of talks.

# who - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Europe is heading for Covid-19 'ceasefire' that could lead to 'enduring peace', WHO says
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Europe is heading for Covid-19 'ceasefire' that could lead to 'enduring peace', WHO says

Feb 3rd 2022, 5:18 PM 22,682 Views 13 Comments

This comes as a growing number of European nations lift almost all Covid-19 restrictions.

# who - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Netherlands to ease Covid restrictions from today as WHO says Omicron risk remains 'very high'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Netherlands to ease Covid restrictions from today as WHO says Omicron risk remains 'very high'

Updated Jan 26th 2022, 8:15 AM 23,908 Views 9 Comments

Bars, restaurants and museums in the country will be allowed to reopen from today.

# who - Monday 24 January, 2022

WHO chief warns against talk of ‘endgame’ in pandemic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

WHO chief warns against talk of ‘endgame’ in pandemic

Jan 24th 2022, 2:00 PM 41,044 Views 40 Comments

His comments come after Dr David Nabarro said the virus should not be likened to the flu.

# who - Sunday 23 January, 2022

WHO director says Europe could be headed for pandemic 'endgame'
# Omicron Variant
# Omicron Variant

WHO director says Europe could be headed for pandemic 'endgame'

Jan 23rd 2022, 7:12 PM 83,648 Views 70 Comments

Across the entire European region, Omicron accounts for 15% of all Covid-19 cases.

# who - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

WHO says pandemic 'nowhere near over' as France and Germany report record cases
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO says pandemic 'nowhere near over' as France and Germany report record cases

Jan 19th 2022, 7:12 AM 39,037 Views 32 Comments

Germany’s cases soared past 100,000 and France reported nearly half a million cases yesterday.

# who - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

WHO warns of Omicron overload as UK records almost 130,000 cases of the virus
# Omicron
# Omicron

WHO warns of Omicron overload as UK records almost 130,000 cases of the virus

Updated Dec 28th 2021, 9:42 PM 53,551 Views 33 Comments

To hold back the tide, European nations brought back curbs with painful economic and social consequences.

# who - Monday 27 December, 2021

Irish NGOs worried booster roll-outs will lead to further vaccine inequality globally
# Vaccine Equity
# Vaccine Equity

Irish NGOs worried booster roll-outs will lead to further vaccine inequality globally

Dec 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,408 Views 8 Comments

Without intellectual property rights waivers to allow developing countries to produce their own jabs, demand will continue to outstrip supply, they said.

# who - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

WHO warns Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate, 'probably' in most countries
# Omicron
# Omicron

WHO warns Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate, 'probably' in most countries

Dec 14th 2021, 9:02 PM 28,314 Views 51 Comments

Elsewhere, drugmaker Pfizer said its coronavirus pill was effective against the variant.

# who - Thursday 9 December, 2021

EU watchdog says Omicron 'mostly mild' as WHO warns on vaccine hoarding
# European Medicines Agency
# European Medicines Agency

EU watchdog says Omicron 'mostly mild' as WHO warns on vaccine hoarding

Dec 9th 2021, 9:25 PM 20,608 Views 18 Comments

The European Medicines Agency also said that early data suggested the new variant is more infectious than Delta.

# who - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

WHO says coronavirus cases jumped by 11% in Europe in the last week
# Bleak Forecast
# Bleak Forecast

WHO says coronavirus cases jumped by 11% in Europe in the last week

Updated Nov 24th 2021, 9:43 PM 32,920 Views 60 Comments

Austria is already back in lockdown.

# who - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Germany's Covid cases soar as WHO warns over Europe deaths
# Winter Surge
# Winter Surge

Germany's Covid cases soar as WHO warns over Europe deaths

Nov 4th 2021, 8:44 PM 41,479 Views 90 Comments

WHO’s Europe chief said hospital admissions are higher in countries where fewer people have been vaccinated.

# who - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Africa detecting just one in seven Covid-19 cases, WHO study finds
# World Health Organisation
# World Health Organisation

Africa detecting just one in seven Covid-19 cases, WHO study finds

Oct 14th 2021, 6:46 PM 9,407 Views 3 Comments

The UN plans to increase rapid diagnostic testing in eight African countries.

# who - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

WHO chief apologises for sex abuse by staff in Democratic Republic of Congo
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

WHO chief apologises for sex abuse by staff in Democratic Republic of Congo

Sep 28th 2021, 4:22 PM 7,874 Views 4 Comments

The abuses were committed by the UN agency’s staff who were in the country to fight an Ebola outbreak from 2018 to 2020.

# who - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Covid pandemic is not over despite positive developments, Mike Ryan warns
# World Health Organisation
# World Health Organisation

Covid pandemic is not over despite positive developments, Mike Ryan warns

Sep 4th 2021, 5:19 PM 42,585 Views 30 Comments

Ryan said today that masks will remain a key part of life for a long time to come.

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