Torrential downpours and flooding had destroyed over 300 health facilities in Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique, making it more challenging for displaced victims to seek medical help.
Up to 34,000 can die in the East African nation within months, warns the UN.
Latest report is based on analysis of samples collected from surfaces at the Huanan seafood market in Wuhan after the first human cases of COVID-19 were found in late 2019 in China.
World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urges international community to help earthquake-hit northwest Syria, on his first ever visit to opposition-run areas of the war-ravaged country.
Rick Brennan, the WHO's Eastern Mediterranean regional emergency director, says that they are moving rapidly to do the procurement and utilise this opportunity to provide badly needed medical supplies to Syria.
WHO Foundation says funds raised will provide vital trauma and post-trauma care for victims as well mental health and psychosocial support to the most vulnerable and affected populations.
Rescuers plucked a child and at least two women from the rubble in Gaziantep and Hatay a week into the search effort raising some hope of more survivors as the death toll surpasses 36,000.
Assailants abduct WHO Dr Mahamadou Diawara in eastern Mali, where militant groups linked to al Qaeda and Daesh are active.
China records 59,938 Covid-related deaths between December 8, 2022 and January 12 this year.
World Health Organization chief describes the southeast African country as among the hardest-hit amid ongoing global epidemics that are "more widespread and deadly than normal".
United Nations health agency warns against the use of cough syrups made by India's Marion Biotech that were linked to child deaths in Uzbekistan.
"If there are huge chunks of population that have not had vaccinations, the world still has a lot of work to do," says WHO's emergencies director Mike Ryan.
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