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10 global health issues the WHO is tracking in 2021

Despite coronavirus vaccines being rolled out around the world, mask wearing is here to stay for now. Image: Unsplash/Macau Photo Agency

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a WHO infection specialist helps a nurse put on personal protective equipment in Bangladesh.
WHO Infection Prevention and Control Specialist Rebecca Rachel Apolot helps a nurse, Monjila, safely put on personal protective equipment. Image: WHO / Fabeha Monir
A man has a swab taken from his mouth to test for COVID-19
Chaudhry Hakim Ali collects a sample from Shujat Ali to test for COVID-19 at the National Institute of Health in Islamabad, Pakistan. Image: WHO / Fabeha Monir
A nurse speaks to an elderly patient
COVID-19 has a more serious effect on the health of the elderly than young people. Image: WHO
technicians work in a virology laboratory in Mexico City.
This WHO Collaborating Centre is leading work on SARS-CoV-2 testing. Image: WHO / Lisette Poole
A young boy receives oral medication
For many less developed countries, they are fighting other diseases alongside COVID-19. Image: Tuuli Hongisto
A nurse looks for medication on a shelf
Combatting drug resistance requires global attention. Image: WHO
a healthcare worker with the Jordan Health Aid Society, holds a malnourished boy while his brother points to an apple on a whiteboard at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.
A healthcare worker with the Jordan Health Aid Society provides healthy eating education to young refugees in Jordan. Image: WHO / Tanya Habjouqa
People hold hands in solidarity with WHO's aim of achieving universal health coverage.
World Health Day 2019. Image: WHO/P. Albouy
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