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Covid-19

Launch of the COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan from the World Health Organisation.

On 25 March, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched a COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan. The Secretary-General was joined by the UN’s Under- Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, WHO Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. https://www.facebook.com/WHO/videos/2781434875225622/ Secretary General’s remarks at the conference…… The world faces an unprecedented threat. The […]

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Measles

More than 140,000 people died from Measles in 2019. Most deaths were from children under 5.

For more information please see; https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/05-12-2019-more-than-140-000-die-from-measles-as-cases-surge-worldwide “Infographic showing the age distribution of measles cases and the countries affected in March and the number of measles cases 2017-2019” (ECDC, 2019).