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World Health Organisation

20th April – World Health Organisation

US freeze on WHO As the toll from the COVID-19 pandemic rose across much of the world, the United States President Donald Trump became more strident in his criticism of the role of the World Health Organisation (WHO). He accused the World Health Organisation of mismanaging the COVID-19 crisis. Hence, he halted the funding of …

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8th November – An unwanted booster dose for vaccine hesitancy

In January this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) listed “vaccine hesitancy” as among the top 10 threats to global health this year. What is ‘vaccine hesitancy’? It is defined as [a] “reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines”. According to WHO, vaccination prevents between two-three million deaths each year, a figure …

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