POLITICS | Trump Says He Is Considering Restoring Some Funding To WHO, No Decision Made

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday his administration was considering numerous proposal about the World Health Organization, including one in which Washington would pay about 10% of its former level. In a posting on Twitter, Trump underscored that no final decision had been made and that U.S. funding for the global health … Continue reading POLITICS | Trump Says He Is Considering Restoring Some Funding To WHO, No Decision Made

WORLD NEWS | WHO Chief Says Pandemic Far From Over, Worried About Children

GENEVA – The head of the World Health Organization warned on Monday that the new coronavirus pandemic was far from over and said that he was ‘deeply concerned’ about the impact of the disruption of normal health services, especially on children. ‘The pandemic is far from over’, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, adding that … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | WHO Chief Says Pandemic Far From Over, Worried About Children

WORLD NEWS | Trump Says Halting World Health Organization Funding Over Its Handling Of Virus

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he has instructed his administration to at least temporarily halt funding to the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump, at a White House news conference, said the WHO had ‘failed in its basic duty and it must he held … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Trump Says Halting World Health Organization Funding Over Its Handling Of Virus

HEALTH | World Health Organization Officials Warn Nations Against Easing Coronavirus Restrictions Too Early

GENEVA - - World Health Organization officials warned nations across the globe against lifting government lockdowns to contain the Covid-19 outbreak too soon, saying that the coronavirus spreads fast and is 10 times deadlier than the 2009 flue pandemic. ‘While Covid-19 accelerates very fast, it decelerates much more slowly. In other words, the way down … Continue reading HEALTH | World Health Organization Officials Warn Nations Against Easing Coronavirus Restrictions Too Early

BREAKING NEWS | World Health Organization Describes Coronavirus Outbreak As Pandemic

GENEVA – The World Health Organization sees the outbreak of the new coronavirus as a pandemic, Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday. ‘We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of infection. We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | World Health Organization Describes Coronavirus Outbreak As Pandemic

GET INVOLVED | Gates, Other Charities Pledge $125 Million Towards COVID-19 Treatments

CHICAGO – The Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation and two other large  charities on Tuesday pledge up to $125 million to help speed the development of treatments for the fast-spreading coronavirus, which the World Health Organization said on Monday was nearing pandemic proportions. The effort, known as the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, will focus on new … Continue reading GET INVOLVED | Gates, Other Charities Pledge $125 Million Towards COVID-19 Treatments

Coronavirus | Saudi Arabia Provides $10 Million To WHO In Fight Against COVID-19

RIYADH | Saudi Arabia has provided $10 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of efforts to combat the novel coronavirus,  a joint statement said Monday. The Kingdom and the WHO ‘are working together to combat novel coronavirus (COVID-19)’, it said. Saudi Arabia has provided $10 million to the WHO ‘for the implementation … Continue reading Coronavirus | Saudi Arabia Provides $10 Million To WHO In Fight Against COVID-19