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  • WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus calls for end to 'vaccine nationalism' Aug 18, 2020 05:20 PM IST

    WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus calls for end to 'vaccine nationalism'

    He said he had sent a letter to all WHO members asking them to join the multilateral COVAX vaccine effort.

  • WHO decries 'vast global gap' in funds needed to fight coronavirus Aug 10, 2020 06:07 PM IST

    WHO decries 'vast global gap' in funds needed to fight coronavirus

    Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

  • Number of people infected by COVID-19 will hit 20 million this week: WHO Aug 10, 2020 05:25 PM IST

    Number of people infected by COVID-19 will hit 20 million this week: WHO

    In a briefing on Monday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus acknowledged that “behind these statistics there is a great deal of pain and suffering” but said there were still “green shoots of hope” no matter what stage in an outbreak a country or region might be.

  • Coronavirus latest | WHO warns there may never be a 'silver bullet' Aug 03, 2020 04:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus latest | WHO warns there may never be a 'silver bullet'

    WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO emergencies head Mike Ryan exhorted all nations to rigorously enforce health measures such as mask-wearing, social distancing, hand-washing and testing.

  • Coronavirus cases double over past 6 weeks: WHO Jul 27, 2020 06:31 PM IST

    Coronavirus cases double over past 6 weeks: WHO

    WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says nearly 16 million cases have now been reported to the UN health agency, with more than 640,000 deaths worldwide.

  • WHO says COVID-19 by far its worst global health emergency Jul 27, 2020 05:41 PM IST

    WHO says COVID-19 by far its worst global health emergency

    Only with strict adherence to health measures, from wearing masks to avoiding crowds, would the world manage to beat it, Tedros added at a virtual news briefing in Geneva.

  • WHO chief upbraids Pompeo over 'unacceptable' allegations Jul 23, 2020 09:48 PM IST

    WHO chief upbraids Pompeo over 'unacceptable' allegations

    Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus insisted WHO is focusing on “saving lives” as he lashed out Thursday at the comments British media have reported that Pompeo made at a closed-door event earlier this week in London.

  • Coronavirus crisis may get 'worse and worse and worse', warns WHO Jul 13, 2020 10:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus crisis may get 'worse and worse and worse', warns WHO

    'Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus remains public enemy number one,' Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing from WHO headquarters in Geneva.

  • US grapples with pandemic as its origins are traced in China Jul 13, 2020 09:41 PM IST

    US grapples with pandemic as its origins are traced in China

    Deaths from the virus have been rising in the U.S., especially in the South and West, though they are still well below the numbers reached in April, according to a recent Associated Press analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.

  • WHO sets up panel to review handling of COVID-19 pandemic Jul 09, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    WHO sets up panel to review handling of COVID-19 pandemic

    Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf have agreed to head the panel and chose its members, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual meeting with representatives of WHO's 194 member states, which was webcast.

  • WHO warning on COVID-19: 'Not even close to being over. Worst is yet to come' Jun 30, 2020 10:45 AM IST

    WHO warning on COVID-19: 'Not even close to being over. Worst is yet to come'

    World Health Organization's Director General also dismissed complaints from countries complaining that contact tracing is too difficult to implement as a control strategy for the COVID-19 pandemic as “lame”.

  • All African countries now have coronavirus lab testing capacity: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Jun 24, 2020 06:10 PM IST

    All African countries now have coronavirus lab testing capacity: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also warned that the pandemic was accelerating.

  • Coronavirus pandemic accelerating, warns WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Jun 19, 2020 08:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic accelerating, warns WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    "Almost half of the cases reported were from the Americas," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told in a virtual briefing.

  • EU experts see some risk of return to lockdown in COVID-19 second wave Jun 12, 2020 03:55 PM IST

    EU experts see some risk of return to lockdown in COVID-19 second wave

    A pandemic risk assessment by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control also predicted a moderate pick-up in infection rates in the coming weeks, although it said transmission has passed its peak in most European countries.

  • WHO creates foundation to tap new funding sources May 27, 2020 10:45 PM IST

    WHO creates foundation to tap new funding sources

    The WHO Foundation is being created as an independent grant-making entity that will support the organisation's efforts to address the most pressing global health challenges by raising new funding from "non-traditional sources".

  • WHO head Ghebreyesus warns worst of coronavirus is still ahead Apr 20, 2020 11:38 PM IST

    WHO head Ghebreyesus warns worst of coronavirus is still ahead

    Tedros alluded to the so-called Spanish flu in 1918 as a reference for the coronavirus outbreak.

  • WHO Chief Ghebreyesus insists 'nothing hidden from US' on coronavirus Apr 20, 2020 10:45 PM IST

    WHO Chief Ghebreyesus insists 'nothing hidden from US' on coronavirus

    Ghebreyesus said the presence of embedded US government secondees working at the WHO headquarters in Geneva "means there is nothing hidden from the US, from day one", adding: "There is no secret in WHO".

  • Coronavirus pandemic | WHO warns about dangers of premature lifting of COVID-19 restrictions Apr 11, 2020 12:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | WHO warns about dangers of premature lifting of COVID-19 restrictions

    WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there had been a "welcome slowing" of epidemics in some European countries - Italy, Germany, Spain and France - but there had been an "alarming acceleration" elsewhere including community transmission in 16 countries of Africa.

  • WHO chief 'politicising' COVID-19 pandemic, siding with China: Donald Trump Apr 09, 2020 11:32 AM IST

    WHO chief 'politicising' COVID-19 pandemic, siding with China: Donald Trump

    US President Trump has fired a fresh salvo at the World Health Organization, accusing its chief of siding with China and "politicising" the coronavirus pandemic.

  • WHO head dismisses Donald Trump's suggestions he's too close to China Apr 09, 2020 08:57 AM IST

    WHO head dismisses Donald Trump's suggestions he's too close to China

    "We are close to every nation, we are colour-blind," Tedros told a virtual news briefing on Wednesday

  • WHO slams 'racist' calls for Africa to be vaccine testing ground Apr 07, 2020 09:06 AM IST

    WHO slams 'racist' calls for Africa to be vaccine testing ground

    WHO director-general told a virtual news conference, insisting "we will follow all the rules to test any vaccine or therapeutics all over the world whether it is in Europe, Africa or wherever.

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