Scientists recently criticized the current name as "discriminatory and stigmatizing." They also say it's inaccurate to name versions of the virus after parts of Africa.
That's how Paul Spiegel characterizes the reception — and medical services — offered by European nations. He spent 7 weeks on the scene for the World Health Organization to assess the situation.
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner, Georgina Rodríguez, say their newborn son has died.
The World Health Organization has verified 43 attacks on health care in the three weeks since Russia invaded Ukraine, and says hundreds of facilities remain at risk.
UNICEF and the World Health Organization issued the paper. It shows "that formula milk marketing remains unacceptably pervasive, misleading and aggressive," says Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of WHO.
The vaccination rate is only 17%. People are scared and skeptical for many reasons. Now government health workers are trying to up the numbers. One strategy: vaccination booths in the mall.
The World Health Organization has created a Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence. Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, who heads the group, talks about the challenges that lie ahead.
The allegations were laid out in an internal complaint sent by unidentified "concerned WHO staff" to senior leadership.
More should be known about the transmissibility and severity of the new variant in "days, not necessarily weeks," a senior World Health Organization scientist says.
The coronavirus outbreak exposed flaws in the global health system but also showed a willingness among countries to work together, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO's director-general, says.
President Biden has restricted travel from eight southern African countries in an effort to slow the spread of the omicron variant.
The newly identified strain of the coronavirus, which could be more transmissible than the previously dominant delta variant, has global health officials worried about a possible new surge in cases.
At a special session this week, the World Health Organization hopes to start sketching out a new world order. "We don't have rules of the game," says WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
It's the first step in an audacious plan to solve vaccine inequity by setting up the manufacturing of mRNA vaccines across low-resource countries,
The World Health Organization advisory group will include scientists from the U.S., China and two dozen other countries and will study various hypotheses, including the possibility of a lab leak.