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WHO set to resume hydroxychloroquine trial in battle against COVID-19

04 Jun 2020

GENEVA The World Health Organization will resume its trial of hydroxychloroquine for potential use against the coronavirus, its chief said on Wednesday, after those running the study briefly stopped giving it to new patients over health concerns. | Video

WHO set to resume hydroxychloroquine trial in battle against COVID-19

04 Jun 2020

GENEVA The World Health Organization will resume its trial of hydroxychloroquine for potential use against the coronavirus, its chief said on Wednesday, after those running the study briefly stopped giving it to new patients over health concerns. | Video

WHO creates foundation to boost funding in coronavirus fight

28 May 2020

GENEVA/ZURICH The World Health Organization announced on Wednesday the creation of a foundation to tap new sources of funding that could help ease a potential cash shortage as it leads the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

Americas will be hardest hit by COVID-19 job losses :ILO

27 May 2020

GENEVA The Americas will bear the brunt of an estimated 305 million job losses that the COVID-19 pandemic will cause worldwide between April and June, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday.

Child labour, marriages on rise in Yemen as COVID spreads - U.N. agency

26 May 2020

GENEVA The U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday its work in Yemen was near a "potential breaking point" as coronavirus spreads in the war-damaged country, with rising numbers of families resorting to begging, child labour and marrying of children.

Wanted: New head of WTO. Must thrive under global pressure and conflict

21 May 2020

GENEVA/BRUSSELS Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, steep recession, intensifying U.S-China tensions and rising protectionism, the WTO needs to name a leader. Only the resilient should apply.

WHO chief says he will keep leading virus response after Trump threat

20 May 2020

GENEVA The World Health Organization's head said on Tuesday he would keep leading the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to cut off funding and quit the body. | Video

U.S. savages WHO as it promises pandemic review, but China pledges $2 billion

19 May 2020

GENEVA The World Health Organization said on Monday an independent review of the global coronavirus response would begin as soon as possible and it received backing and a hefty pledge of funds from China, in the spotlight as the origin of the pandemic. | Video

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