WHO Fights COVID-19 and Other Killers on Multiple Fronts

Simultaneous outbreaks of Ebola on opposite sides of DR Congo, a drop in vaccination rates for killer diseases like polio, a resurgence of malaria and other preventable diseases, and now the "dangerous, dangerous" virus that causes COVID-19 - the World Health Organization is in the middle of global efforts to contain and eliminate deadly pathogens. WHO has announced that it is recommending that suspended trials of hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment be resumed, after reviewing all available safety evidence. It warned policy makers and the public not to relax vigilance, amid a pandemic that is far from over.

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World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during the media briefing on June 3.

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