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World Hand Hygiene Day: ‘Seconds save lives – clean your hands’

World Hand Hygiene Day: ‘Seconds save lives – clean your hands’

5 May 2021 – Today, the World Health Organization and people around the world celebrate World Hand Hygiene Day. The ‘Save Lives – Clean your Hands’ global campaign observed annually on 5 May aims to maintain global visibility of the importance of hand hygiene in health care facilities and in communities. The campaign aims to

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on the US re-engagement with WHO

The Secretary-General welcomes the United States’ stated re-engagement with the World Health Organization. Supporting the WHO is absolutely critical to the world’s efforts for a better coordinated response against COVID-19. Now is the time for unity and for the international community to work together in solidarity to stop this virus and its shattering consequences.  With

Measles and Polio vaccination campaigns resume despite COVID-19 disruptions

The Ministry of Public Health launches the second phase of the National Measles and Polio Immunization Campaign in partnership with WHO andUNICEF October 14, 2020 – The Ministry of Public Health, in partnership with WHO and UNICEF, announced today the beginning of the second phase of the national measles and polio immunization campaign. The campaign

Transmission of COVID-19 by asymptomatic cases

Global research on COVID-19 continues to be conducted, including how the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is transmitted. Current evidence suggests that most transmission occurs from symptomatic people through close contact with others. Accordingly, most recommendations by WHO on personal protective measures (such as use of masks and physical distancing) are based on

International Experts in Tobacco Policy say WHO is Blocking Innovation and Wasting Opportunities to Save Millions of Lives

Agency will ‘miss the targets for reducing cancer, heart and lung disease’ DES MOINES – For World No Tobacco Day 2020, an international group of independent experts with no conflicting links to the tobacco or vaping industry has sharply criticized the World Health Organization for its backward-looking approach to innovation and new technology, such as vaping

JOINT STATEMENT FROM UNICEF AND WHO LEBANON Engaging religious leaders in the fight against COVID-19

Faith and positive change for children, families and communities Beirut, 23 April 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an unprecedented challenge, touching every community in every nation of the world. The pandemic is causing systems of work, education, finance and domestic lives to grind to a halt, affecting nearly every aspect of people’s lives.

The Ministry of Information partners with WHO, UNICEF and UNDP to counter the spread of COVID-19 misinformation in Lebanon

Beirut, 22 April 2020 – As the Lebanese government battles the COVID-19 pandemic, a dangerous epidemic of misinformation has been circulating through different communication channels and in communities since the beginning of the outbreak preventing people to heed official health warnings. To counter the growing scourge of fake news, the Ministry of Information is taking