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There’s ‘no evidence’ of foodborne transmission of Covid-19, says WHO

Covid-19 is not transmitted by food or food packaging, says WHO. Source: Wikimedia Commons: Flixtey.
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Covid-19 has affected mental health of 40% of teenagers

Child psychiatrists reported an above-average number of consultations during the lockdown. (Credit: Keystone)
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Poor ventilation in restaurants and buses: a major factor in Covid-19 transmission, says Hong Kong study

More droplet particles may remain airborne and travel further in poorly ventilated spaces - Professor Li, Hong Kong University (Credit: HKU)
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WHO's Next Puzzle: how can 12 people fight fake news around the world?

Sylvie Briand is Director of the Department of Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness at the WHO. | Keystone / Salvatore Di Nolfi
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WHO receives major bailout from Germany & declares end to Ebola epidemic in eastern DRC

(Left-right) Jens Spahn; Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus; Olivier Veran at WHO, Geneva Thursday
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WHO cites record surge in new Covid-19 cases; some patients report persistent symptoms

(left-right) Mike Ryan, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Maria Van Kerkhove at WHO press briefing g
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World Trade Organization leadership battle - in shadow of Covid-19 and crisis over future

Roberto Azevêdo (left) meets with the United States President, Donald Trump, at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

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WHO faced 'frustration’ with China's delayed release of vital Covid-19 data

China’s Xi Jinping in his video address before the World Health Assembly, 18 May 2020
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What came out of WHO’s World Health Assembly last week?

Suerie Moon (here at a talk at Maison de la paix, on 23rd March 2020) is co-director of the Graduate Institute’s Global Health Center, in Geneva. | Graduate Institute, courtesy

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Xi defends China's Covid-19 actions and pledges $2 billion

Chinese President Xi Jinping defended his country’s own handling of the crisis during a virtual meeting of the WHO’s decision-making body, the World Health Assembly
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Switzerland calls to support WHO «more than ever»

Simonetta Sommaruga opening the World Health Assembly on Monday

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres regretted the lack of international unity and called countries to follow recommendations of the WHO

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Keeping the body ticking and the mind alive during the pandemic

rammy Award winner Ricky Key (left) with Lonnie Park (right) singing for Walk The Talk - ‘We’re In This Together’
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Taiwan - the contested bone of global health diplomacy amid pandemic mayhem

A factory worker Taoyuan, Taiwan wears a mask of the Taiwanese flag during a visit of President Tsai Ing-wen. © Keystone: Ritchie B. Tongo
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The Covid-19 “moment”: Ilona Kickbusch Reflects on our Window of Opportunities

Ilona Kickbusch, founding director and chair of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

Ilona Kickbusch is part of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) and a well-respected consultant to health organizations and policy makers. Involved in the WHO Task Force against the Ebola virus in 2015, she hopes countries will favor the “cosmopolitan moment” –willingness to work together and put new rules in place – that usually characterizes the start of every epidemic, over counter-effective nationalistic reflexes. A vision which resonates particularly strongly as Trump suspends funding to the World Health Organization.