WHO warns of 'dramatic evolution' of virus in Africa

2020-03-27 19:12

The World Health Organisation's regional director for Africa has warned the continent faces a "dramatic evolution" of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus pandemic 'accelerating': WHO chief

2020-03-23 21:31

The new coronavirus pandemic is clearly "accelerating", the World Health Organisation has warned.

Coronavirus | SA will lock down if necessary, says WHO rep

2020-03-19 17:39

World Health Organisation representative to South Africa, Owen Kaluwa said he was confident that government appreciated the seriousness of Covid-19 and would introduce precautions to address the challenge if and when they became appropriate.

WHO calls for bolder actions, as coronavirus continues to spread

2020-03-18 11:20

The World Health Organization's regional chief for Europe has called for the "boldest actions" to fight the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the continent.

WHO warns of mask shortages as virus cases rise worldwide

2020-03-04 14:51

Countries have rushed to protect their supply of masks as panic buying, hoarding and theft spread over fears of the deadly coronavirus epidemic, with global health officials warning that stocks of protective gear were rapidly dwindling.

New coronavirus epidemic at 'decisive point': WHO chief

2020-02-27 19:41

The new coronavirus epidemic is at a "decisive point" globally, World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says, urging affected countries to "move swiftly" to contain the disease.

WHO declares 'progress' in fight against coronavirus

2020-02-19 19:41

The World Health Organisation has hailed "tremendous progress" in the fight against the deadly new coronavirus since it emerged in China in December.

WHO 'encouraged' by improved Ebola situation in DRC

2020-02-11 22:00

The World Health Organisation says it is "encouraged" by an improvement in the Ebola situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo but urged caution.

SEE | 6 great tips to keep you from drinking and driving this merry season

2019-12-26 08:00

With the festive season fast approaching, drunk driving is again under the spotlight. Dialdirect urges South Africans to be responsible about their alcohol use this year by following these tips.

DRC: Roll-out of second Ebola vaccine confirmed amid criticism

2019-09-23 20:03

The WHO has confirmed the DRC will begin using a second Ebola vaccine as part of efforts to curtail the epidemic that has killed more than 2 000 people in the last 13 months.


Are those living with HIV more vulnerable to Covid-19? We do not know, says WHO

2020-03-26 22:21

The WHO in Africa is of the view that HIV needs to be taken into account when various governments across implement their interventions to minimise the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Recovery of people in Wuhan gives hope to rest of world - WHO

2020-03-20 22:48

The World Health Organisation says the Chinese epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak at last reporting no new cases gave hope to the rest of the world battling the pandemic.

'Enemy against humanity', WHO brands the coronavirus, as 200 000 infected

2020-03-18 22:07

The head of the World Health Organization says the new coronavirus was an "enemy against humanity", as the number of people infected in the pandemic soared past 200,000.

No touching? What does romance look like in the time of the coronavirus

2020-03-11 05:54

Coronavirus panic may be sweeping the globe, seeing people wear masks and self-isolating - but at such a time, are love and dating also on hold?

Nigeria confirms coronavirus case, first in sub-Saharan Africa

2020-02-28 06:47

Nigeria on Friday announced the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa.

World must prepare for 'potential pandemic': WHO chief

2020-02-24 20:00

The World Health Organisation chief has warned countries to prepare for a "potential pandemic" of new coronavirus, calling the sudden increase in cases in Iran, Italy and South Korea "deeply concerning".

WHO sees 'realistic chance' of stopping virus outbreak

2020-02-11 22:00

The World Health Organisation says there is a "realistic chance" of stopping a deadly virus originating from China that has killed more than 1 000 people.

WHO to hold emergency meeting as SARS-like virus spreads in Asia

2020-01-20 20:54

The World Health Organization sayd that a key emergency committee would meet this week to discuss a new SARS-like virus spreading across China after it reached three other Asian countries.

Breakthrough: Another 1 of 3 strains of polio 'eradicated worldwide', says WHO

2019-10-24 22:25

As countries around the world mark World Polio Day, the World Health Organisation has announced that another strain of polio been ''eradicated worldwide''.

Ramaphosa to brief world leaders on NHI

2019-09-01 14:05

President Cyril Ramaphosa will meet with the group, known as The Elders on Tuesday in Cape Town to discuss South Africa's plans to introduce its controversial National Health Insurance.

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