WHO raises global risk from coronavirus to highest level GENEVA. KAZINFORM The World Health Organization on Friday raised its global risk assessment over the new coronavirus stemming from China to the highest level, but stopped short of declaring it a pandemic, saying there is still a chance of containing the disease.
Novel coronavirus has pandemic potential — WHO GENEVA. KAZINFORM - The outbreak of novel coronavirus infection, detected in China and a number of other countries, has the potential for becoming a pandemic, World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during Monday’s briefing in Geneva.
UN health agency developing coronavirus treatment master plan GENEVA. KAZINFORM The World Health Organisation, WHO, is developing a master plan for coordinating clinical trials that could lead to potential therapies for patients infected with the COVID-19 virus, the agency’s chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus, announced on Wednesday.
Raging coronavirus from China named COVID-19 by WHO TOKYO. KAZINFORM The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that it has named the new coronavirus raging in China and elsewhere COVID-19, a word coined from an abbreviation of the virus name and the year of the first reported infection.
Ministers to agree new global road safety agenda to 2030 GENEVA. KAZINFORM Government ministers and senior officials from over 100 countries will meet in Stockholm, Sweden from 19-20 February to discuss new steps to halve road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030, in line with global targets agreed in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
WHO to convene global forum on coronavirus research on February 11-12 GENEVA. KAZINFORM The World Health Organization (WHO) is planning to convene a global research and innovation forum to study the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) on February 11-12. The forum’s aim is to set priorities and frameworks for combating the disease, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday during a press conference in Geneva, TASS reports.
US$675 million needed for new coronavirus preparedness and response global plan GENEVA. KAZINFORM To fight further spread of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China and globally, and protect states with weaker health systems, the international community has launched a US$675 million preparedness and response plan covering the months of February through to April 2020.