The COVID-19 global pandemic has waxed and waned differently in different parts of the world. But in the United States, at least, there is reason to believe the end is near.
A new report makes a strong argument on why schools should remain open and how unlike other sectors, which could recover from short-term closures, education could have long-term impacts.
Among the 15 officials WHO dispatched to Congo this month was an expert in preventing sexual abuse and exploitation, the agency said.
The majority of the alleged perpetrators were Congolese staff hired on a temporary basis who took advantage of their apparent authority to obtain sexual favours, according to the panel's report.
WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib said the case, first reported late Monday, amounts to the first in West Africa