Coronavirus: WHO Accuses ‘Wealthy Countries’ Of Failing To Share Data

The dramatic measures taken by China to rein in the deadly new coronavirus outbreak have prevented significant spread abroad, providing a “window of opportunity” to halt transmission, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. But the UN health agency’s chief also called for greater solidarity, accusing some governments of wealthy countries of being “well behind” in... Continue Reading →

Cancer To Rise By 81 Percent In Poor Countries – WHO

The UN health agency on Tuesday warned cancer cases would rise by 81 percent in low and middle-income countries by 2040 because of a lack of investment in prevention and care. The Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report that these countries had focused their limited resources on combating infectious diseases and improving... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 213 In China Nearly 10,000 Infected.

The nationwide death toll in China's coronavirus outbreak has risen to 213, with nearly 2,000 new cases confirmed, the National Health Commission said on Friday. In its daily update, the commission said 43 new deaths had occurred as a result of the virus, all but one of them in hardest-hit Hubei province where the virus... Continue Reading →

WHO Declares International Emergency Over Coronavirus

The UN health agency on Thursday declared an international emergency over the deadly novel coronavirus from China -- a rarely used designation that could lead to improved international coordination in tackling the disease BBC reports. "Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems," World Health Organization... Continue Reading →

NCDC Confirms UK Patient Who ‘Visited Nigeria’ Is Diagnosed With Monkeypox

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said it is aware of a case of monkeypox disease reported in England. It said the disease was diagnosed in a patient that had visited Nigeria. NCDC in a tweet on NCDC Twitter handle @NCDCgov said it is aware of a case of monkeypox reported in England “in... Continue Reading →

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