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Ebola Hits Capital of Uganda

Ugandan Health Minister Ruth Jane Aceng said on Monday that 14 cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the capital city of Kampala and its surrounding area during the previous 48 hours.  Nine of the new patients were people who were in close contact with one of the 44 fatalities in the current outbreak.

Doctors put on protective equipment at Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital in Entebbe, Uganda, on Oct. 20, 2022. Uganda is grappling with Ebola since the index case was announced on Sept. 20. The Ministry of Health figures issued Thursday showed that the country has registered 64 confirmed Ebola cases and 25 …

W.H.O. Debuts Report on Harms of ‘Physical Inactivity’ — Two Years After ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’

The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) published a lengthy report this week on the importance of physical activity in keeping the world healthy, concluding that sedentary lifestyles are responsible for as much as $27 billion in needless healthcare costs a year and urging governments to implement coherent national policies to promote exercise, including “mass” events.

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Taiwan’s Allies Demand U.N. Include Country at General Assembly

Multiple nations that maintain diplomatic ties with the nation of Taiwan – which precludes them from establishing a relationship with communist China, as per Beijing’s protocol – have used the United Nations General Assembly this week to demand that the U.N. include Taiwan as a full member.

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - 2020/11/15: Tri-Service Honour (Honor) Guards raise Taiwans national flag in the morning, amidst the spread of the global pandemic disease covid-19, at Liberty Square, in Taipei. With escalated tensions with China and successful containment of the coronavirus, Taiwans flag raising ceremony remains unchanged and daily life amongst …

Gunmen Slaughter over 40 Villagers in Ethiopian Ethnic Conflict

Ethiopia’s civil war between the federal government and the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) is not the only deadly ethnic conflict raging in that turbulent country. On Friday, residents of the Oromiya region reported digging mass graves for at least 42 villagers slaughtered by a rival tribal militia.

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China Hints at Quarantines for Monkeypox

China’s state-run Global Times on Sunday used the World Health Organization’s (W.H.O.) controversial declaration of a global monkeypox emergency to demand quarantines for the disease, throwing in some sneers at the Western world for trying to live with the Wuhan coronavirus instead of imposing the devastating citywide “zero-Covid” lockdowns China insists upon.

1997 Brian W.J. Mahy, BSc, MA, PhD, ScD, DSc This image was created during a investigation into an outbreak of monkeypox, which took place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 1996 to 1997, formerly Zaire. Pictured here, were the arms and torso, i.e., thorax and abdomen, of a …

‘Unprecedented’: W.H.O. Chief Tedros Defied Experts to Declare Monkeypox Emergency, Falsely Claims 9-6 Vote a ‘Tie’

World Health Organization (W.H.O.) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus took the “unprecedented” measure this weekend of ignoring the agency’s special advisory committee to declare the spread of monkeypox a “public health emergency of international concern” – despite his lack of medical background and his own admission that the risk of it spreading was “moderate” at worst.

World Heath Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus leaves the Elysee Presidential Palace after his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on January 11, 2019 in Paris France. Ghebreyesus is in Paris for a one-day visit. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)

WHO Boss Tedros Officially Declares Monkeypox a Global Emergency

LONDON (AP) – The chief of the World Health Organization said the expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an “extraordinary” situation that now qualifies as a global emergency, a declaration Saturday that could spur further investment in treating the once-rare disease and worsen the scramble for scarce vaccines.

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gestures after a press conference following an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on May 18, 2018 at the United Nations Offices in Geneva. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by …

China Elected to World Health Organization Executive Board

China was elected to the World Health Organization’s (W.H.O.) executive board on Friday, even though the Chinese gave false information to W.H.O. during the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, obstructed investigations into the origin of the coronavirus, and persecuted Chinese doctors who tried to raise early warnings about the plague that would ravage the world.

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 11: World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus arrives at the Élysée Palace for the inaugural dinner of the Paris Peach Forum as World Leaders and dignitaries arrive in Paris for the first day on November 11, 2021 in Paris, France. The forum, which …

Report: World Health Assembly Unlikely to Pass Pandemic Treaty, but Biden Amendments Are on the Table

According to a flustered report at the Washington Post on Sunday, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) might not be able to muster the support it needs for a sweeping “global pandemic treaty” at the World Health Assembly currently in progress, but amendments proposed by the Biden administration to reduce the influence of member state governments over W.H.O.’s disease outbreak declarations are still on the table.

Delegates gather on the opening day of 75th World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) in Geneva on May 22, 2022.