December 31, 2020, marks the first anniversary of the first report of the cluster of cases of "pneumonia of unknown cause", later identified as a new coronavirus - SARS-CoV-2 - and that led to the Covid-19 pandemic.
To mark this milestone, and to look ahead to 2021, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recorded this message...
WHO, 30 December 2020
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The Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) in collaboration with The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (https://sdgcafrica.org/) produced a series of educational videos on Covid-19 prevention and response in three languages: English, French and Portuguese.