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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Report - 125   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Highlights: "[1] At least 80 million children under one at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] disrupts routine vaccination efforts, warn GAVI [Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation], WHO [World Health Organization] and UNICEF [United Nations Children's Fund]. Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination campaigns against deadly vaccine-preventable diseases. [2] WHO Director-General Dr Tedros, in his regular media briefing on 22 May, thanked all those who contributed to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The Fund, launched with the United Nations Foundation and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, has so far raised more than U$214 million from more than 375,000 individuals, corporations and foundations. [3] The WHO Regional Office for the Americas organized media sensitization sessions on reporting on COVID-19 to increase journalists' understanding of the underlying issues relating to the pandemic and thus allow for more sensitive reporting."

Report Number:
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Report No. 125
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2020-05-24
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World Health Organization
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