REGEN-COV, the antibody cocktail made famous by Donald Trump when he became ill with COVID in 2020,  was added Friday to WHO’s list of recommended drug treatments in updated COVID-19 clinical management guidelines, published Friday.  At the same time, WHO and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) called on the US pharma firm Regeneron, which […] Continue reading ->
  New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern appealed for global cooperation to remove “environmentally harmful government agricultural subsidies”, particularly for fisheries, at the United Nations Food Systems Summit, which began on Thursday in New York. These subsidies led to “inefficient production, distorted trade environmental harm, and weakened food security”, Adern said. “We encourage constructive global […] Continue reading ->
WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus appears set to run for re-election as Germany’s nominee, backed by other European Union states.  And as nominations for the post closed today at 6 p.m. Geneva time, it was appearing increasingly likely that the incumbent DG may run unopposed – with no other candidates visibly in the […] Continue reading ->
In a milestone moment, WHO today issued new guidelines for a range of health-harmful air pollutants – recommending a reduction by one-half in safe levels of fine particulates (PM2.5) – considered to be the benchmark indicator of health impacts that lead to some 7 million deaths a year.  The new standards put most cities of […] Continue reading ->
Afghanistan’s health system is on the brink of collapse and the country faces “an imminent humanitarian catastrophe,” the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Wednesday. Only 17% of the facilities of the country’s largest health project, Sehetmandi, are still fully functional as they have run out of funds for supplies and salaries for health staff.  […] Continue reading ->
Vaccine equity and booster debates are shadowing the lead-up to US President Joe Biden’s planned COVID-19 Summit on Wednesday, with the US reportedly poised to donate another half a billion Pfizer vaccines to the world.  Israeli scientists reported that people over age 60 who received a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine were five times […] Continue reading ->
The biggest killers of working people are strokes and heart disease associated with long working hours – over 55 hours a week. This is according to a joint report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO), the first global comparative risk assessment of the work-related burden of disease, which was released […] Continue reading ->