WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 6 November 2020

• Today, WHO and UNICEF are jointly launching an emergency appeal to rapidly boost measles and polio vaccination. We estimate that $655 million US dollars is needed to address dangerous immunisation gaps in children in non-Gavi eligible countries. • As the pandemic unfolds, as countries have reflected, they have used intra action reviews to make […]

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Reinforcing key health services amid COVID-19

Accra – Thousands of vaccinators fanned through villages and towns across 73 districts in Ghana, immunizing more than 4.6 million children against vaccine-derived poliovirus. Mass immunization campaigns, like many key health services, have suffered a heavy jolt dealt by the COVID-19 pandemic. Health authorities in Ghana are now reviving and reinforcing essential services to not […]

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UNHCR Ethiopia COVID-19 and Operational Update 06 November 2020

COVID-19 Operational Context As of 05 November 2020, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MoH) reported 98,391coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and 1,508 fatalities in the country. More than 1.5 million samples were collected and tested throughout the country to date. Following the Government’s announcement and guidelines for a phased reopening of schools, schools in the capital Addis […]

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