World Health Organization

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John Colley obituary
Other lives: Professor of public health medicine who helped to reveal the dangers of childhood exposure to atmospheric pollution

Michael Wadsworth

17, Jan, 2023 @8:09 PM

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China data ‘under-represents’ true impact of Covid outbreak – WHO
Analysis of Chinese data finds no new variants of concern emerging, but world health body says it still does not have ‘complete data’

Guardian staff and agencies

04, Jan, 2023 @11:47 PM

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China Covid: experts estimate 9,000 deaths a day as US says it may sample wastewater from planes
Infectious disease experts believe strategy more effective in slowing virus spread than new travel restrictions, as health data firm says thousands are likely dying daily in China

Guardian staff and agencies

30, Dec, 2022 @3:04 AM

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US to require arrivals from China to provide negative Covid test
Other countries including Italy have taken similar steps after Beijing’s rollback of ‘zero-Covid’ policies led to surge in cases

Angela Giuffrida in Rome, Melissa Davey in Melbourne, and agencies

28, Dec, 2022 @9:10 PM

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China stops publishing daily Covid figures amid reports of explosion in cases
The National Health Commission’s decision comes as the country’s health system faces enormous strain after the sudden end to the zero-Covid policy

Guardian staff and agencies

25, Dec, 2022 @5:24 AM

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China ‘behind the curve’ in reporting Covid surge, WHO says
Officially there are relatively low numbers of intensive care cases but ‘anecdotally ICUs are filling up’

Guardian staff and agencies

22, Dec, 2022 @2:57 AM

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China changes definition of Covid deaths as cases surge
No new fatalities reported this week, despite numerous reports of overloaded hospitals and crematoriums

Verna Yu

21, Dec, 2022 @12:50 AM

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Chinese doctors and nurses reportedly told to work while infected as Covid surges
Some Beijing hospitals have as many as 80% of staff infected, according to one doctor, leading to serious staff shortages

Helen Davidson in Taipei

15, Dec, 2022 @6:19 AM

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The volunteers who risk their lives to deliver Australian aid to Ukraine’s frontlines
Australian-based charities are working to provide aid that Ukrainians desperately need to survive a bitterly cold winter and Russian aggression

Cait Kelly

14, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Families sue Indonesian government after 199 deaths from syrup medicines
Since August, 199 people have died of acute kidney injury, prompting an inquiry and ban on some medicines

Rebecca Ratcliffe and agencies

02, Dec, 2022 @11:20 AM

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Poorer women in UK have sixth-highest cancer death rates in Europe, WHO finds
Those from deprived backgrounds are particularly at risk of dying from cancer of the lungs, liver, bladder and oesophagus

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

28, Nov, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Rich nations have promised to pay for the climate crisis – but will they? | Gordon Brown
For too long pledges have gone unmet, so at Cop28 new solutions need to be explored, says Gordon Brown, WHO ambassador for global health financing

Gordon Brown

26, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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