There has been a lot of misinformation on COVID-19: no, putting pepper in your soup won’t help and house flies do not transmit the virus, these are some of the rumours. Help us put it straight – stamp out the rumours – be properly informed – have a look at the WHO myth buster page.
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The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine could possibly cause rare blood clots in some people but further studies are required to confirm the link, experts with the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. More
As the world marks the grim anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which Hutu and others who opposed the massacre were also killed, the United Nations Secretary-General called for concerted efforts to defeat hate-driven movements to prevent history from repeating itself. More
The UN Development Programme and the Government of Kiribati’s shared commitment to building resilience, including through climate action, and engaging closely as partners dominated discussions at the recent virtual high-level meeting between UNDP and the Government of Kiribati. More
The arrival of the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines in Yemen on Wednesday has been hailed by health experts as a “gamechanger” in the fight against coronavirus spread in the war-torn country. More
Widespread, systemic attacks on civilians in Myanmar orchestrated by leaders of the military coup, demand a “firm, unified and resolute international response”, UN Special Envoy Christine Schraner Burgener said on Wednesday. More
The report from a team of international scientists assembled by the World Health Organization (WHO) to examine how COVID-19 first spread to humans was published on Tuesday, and was described by the UN health agency’s chief as a welcome start, but far from conclusive. More
A new report on pandemics and cities from UN-Habitat, points the way to how hard-hit urban centres can reduce the impact of future outbreaks and become more equitable, healthy and environmentally friendly. More
The new exhibit Perseverance, Partnership, Progress created and organized by UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), is launching on Wednesday, 31 March, in advance of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (4 April). This exhibit highlights the women and men who, in the face of great challenges, including ongoing and protracted conflicts, new insurgencies, fresh contamination, and the COVID-19 pandemic, steadfastly and diligently continued their work to find and disarm landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices. It features stories of survivors of explosive ordnance accidents, beneficiaries and partners working together to advance progress in mine action. View here