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World leaders to attend Health Assembly in Geneva

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Next week, leaders from around the world will participate at the 77th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

The assembly will be held from May 27 to June 1, 2024, under the theme 'Health Assembly is: All for Health, Health for All'.

The Director General of the World Health Organisation said this year could be one of the most significant in its 76-year history, as two years of government-led negotiations to strengthen the global pandemic and response apparatus are high on the agenda. 

Namibia will continue monitoring COVID-19 - Dr. Shangula

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The Minister of Health and Social Services Dr. Kalumbi Shangula says, although the World Health Organisation has declared the end of the COVID-19 pandemic as a global health emergency, and Namibia has seen a decline in the positive rate, the country will not ignore its existence.

More than 775 million people were affected, while close to 7 million people died from the pandemic globally. 

Namibia had its fair share of infections and fatalities.