WHO Warns of Vaccine Syringe Shortages

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that there could be a shortage of 1 to 2 billion syringes for COVID-19 vaccines that could undermine immunization efforts. The UN health agency called to medical manufacturers on Nov. 9 to ramp up …

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Up to 180,000 Healthcare Workers Killed by COVID-19, WHO Estimates

COVID-19 may have killed between 80,000 to 180,000 healthcare workers from January 2020 to May 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Oct. 21. In a 26-page working paper, WHO based the grim estimate from the 3.45 million reported …

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WHO Employees Linked to 80 Alleged Sexual Abuse Cases in DR Congo, Report Finds

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday has released its Independent Commission’s report into allegations of sexual abuse by aid workers during the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The investigation found more than 80 alleged cases of …

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Top COVID-19 Vaccine Makers Fuel ‘Unprecedented Human Rights Crisis,’ Amnesty Says

Amnesty International on Wednesday has released a report denouncing six top manufacturers of the COVID-19 vaccine for “fueling an unprecedented human rights crisis” by refusing to waive intellectual property rights. The recent report, titled “A Double Dose of Inequality,” criticized …

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France Suspends 3,000 Unvaccinated Health Workers Without Pay

France has suspended 3,000 health workers without pay for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of a deadline this week. “A large number of these suspensions will be temporary,” Health Minister Olivier Veran told RTL radio, adding that the …

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