FIFA and WHO #ACTogether to tackle COVID-19

The FINANCIAL -- Star footballers, competing team captains will promote equitable global access to vaccines, treatments and diagnostics. FIFA is teaming up with the World Health Organization (WHO) to promote the need for fair access to COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and diagnostics, and…

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Georgia Among the Poorest Countries Missing COVID-19 Vaccines

The FINANCIAL -- Current models predict that there will not be enough vaccines to cover the world's population until 2023 or 2024, according to the report by The Launch and Scale Speedometer. Manufacturing capacity can be expanded with targeted investment but only to…

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WHO: one stillbirth occurs every 16 seconds

The FINANCIAL — Almost 2 million babies are stillborn every year – or 1 every 16 seconds – according to the first ever joint stillbirth estimates released by UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank Group and the Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social…

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WHO and EU support medical personnel training in Georgia

The FINANCIAL — 140 health workers from across Georgia – front-line responders to the pandemic – received specialized training to effectively respond to COVID-19 cases and at the same time, ensure own safety and prevent further transmission. Ambulance doctors, nurses and emergency vehicle…

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EU and WHO delivered 15 tons of COVID-19 supplies in Georgia

A shipment of medical respirators, masks, goggles, face shields and gowns to enable health-care workers in Georgia to continue to respond effectively and safely to the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the country. This is one of the largest cargos of protective equipment…

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WHO included aerosol transmission in a new coronavirus FAQ

The FINANCIAL — WHO published a new version of its list of frequently asked questions about COVID-19. It’s the first time the WHO has acknowledged the virus can travel in the air and linger longer than previously thought. Aerosol transmission involves secretions in particles much…

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Hackers are using fake coronavirus maps to spread malware

The FINANCIAL — There have identified several fake coronavirus tracker maps that infect people’s computers with malware. The tactic starts with hackers circulating links to malicious websites disguised as COVID-19 maps. When there is a crisis, people are hungry for information. As…

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WHO: COVID-19 has been declared as pandemic

The FINANCIAL — For weeks The World Health Organization had held off but on Wednesday WHO declared that the spread of COVID-19 has become a pandemic. The rapid spread of the virus in more countries likely contributed to the WHO’s decision to…

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Facebook will provide WHO with free ads

The FINANCIAL — Facebook will provide free advertisements to the World Health Organization in an effort to prevent the spread of the misinformation about the coronavirus. Facebook is one of multiple tech companies extending free services in response to the virus. Also,…

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The World Health Organization joined TikTok to eliminate misinformation

The FINANCIAL — The World Health Organization joined popular video platform TikTok on Friday to share reliable information regarding the coronavirus outbreak and to cut through coronavirus misinformation online. WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are fighting misinformation regarding…

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