War and health crisis in Gaza a ‘recipe for epidemics’ warns WHO

The thousands of injuries sustained by civilians across Gaza combined with a burgeoning public health crisis is a ‘recipe for epidemics’, the World Health Organization’s emergency response director said on Monday. https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2023/11/1143802
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War and health crisis in Gaza a ‘recipe for epidemics’ warns WHO

World must be ready to respond to next pandemic: WHO chief

22 May 2023

Although COVID-19 may no longer be a global public health emergency, countries must still strengthen response to the disease and prepare for future pandemics and other threats, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday in Geneva. 

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Yemen health system ‘edging closer to collapse’ warns WHO

21 Apr 2023

Yemen’s fragile health system is “severely overburdened” the World Health Organization’s (WHO) leading official for emergency operations in the country said on Friday, and more international funding is urgently needed to stop it deteriorating further.

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Economic and Social Council turns 75; President reaffirms mandate to tackle pandemic, development challenges

23 Jan 2021

Marking its 75th anniversary amid the most serious economic and health crisis the UN& has ever faced, the Organization’s Economic and Social Council “has the mandate and the responsibility to respond to these challenges,” the body’s President, Munir Akram, said on Saturday.