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Diplomats, donors concerned about sex abuse reports at WHO

May. 14, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British, European and American diplomats and donors have voiced serious concerns about how the World Health Organization handled sex abuse allegations involving its own staff during an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, as reported this week by The Associated Press. ...

Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo

May. 12, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said, a World Health Organization doctor offered her a job investigating Ebola cases at double her previous salary — with a catch. “When he asked me to sleep...

Panel suggests WHO should have more power to stop pandemics

May. 12, 2021 06:06 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A panel of independent experts who reviewed the World Health Organization’s response to the coronavirus pandemic says the U.N. health agency should be granted “guaranteed rights of access” in countries to investigate emerging outbreaks, a contentious idea that would give...

WHO official denies lying to Italy prosecutors over report

May. 11, 2021 02:12 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A top World Health Organization official has strongly denied making false statements to Italian prosecutors about a spiked U.N. report into Italy’s coronavirus response, doubling down on his assertions in court documents obtained by The Associated Press. ...

The Latest: N Korea again claims no coronavirus infections

May. 10, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has told the World Health Organization that it has tested 25,986 people for the coronavirus through April but still has yet to find a single infection. The WHO said in a weekly monitoring report that North Korea’s testing figures...

China denounces US appeal for Taiwan to join WHO meeting

May. 10, 2021 06:32 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government criticized U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday for urging the World Health Organization to invite Taiwan, the island democracy claimed by Beijing as part of its territory, to participate in a meeting this month. ...

Long-haul carrier Emirates to ship aid for free into India

May. 09, 2021 06:08 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's long-haul carrier Emirates will begin shipping aid from the World Health Organization and other groups into India for free to help fight a crushing outbreak of the coronavirus, the airline said Sunday. The offer by Emirates,...

WHO panel OKs emergency use of China's Sinopharm vaccine

May. 07, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization gave emergency use authorization Friday to a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China's Sinopharm, potentially paving the way for millions of the doses to reach needy countries through a U.N.-backed program rolling out coronavirus vaccines. ...

World Health Organization chief announces authorization for emergency use of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

May. 07, 2021 11:22 AM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — World Health Organization chief announces authorization for emergency use of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine.

China rejects G-7 criticism on human rights

May. 06, 2021 06:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Thursday rejected criticism of its human rights and economic record by foreign ministers of the Group of Seven major economies and accused them of meddling in its affairs. The Foreign Ministry also rejected an appeal by the G-7...