Articles about Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

COVID-19 end 'in sight', deaths lowest since March 2020: WHO
COVID-19 end 'in sight', deaths lowest since March 2020: WHO

In a significant development, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday announced that the number of coronavirus fatalities globally last week was the lowest documented in the pandemic since March 2020.

Can't pretend COVID-19 is gone: WHO chief on rising cases
Can't pretend COVID-19 is gone: WHO chief on rising cases

In a fresh warning against rising COVID-19 cases worldwide, the chief of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said, "we cannot pretend it's not there."

Monkeypox: Rajasthan reports 1st suspected case; Kerala registers 5th infection

02 Aug 2022

Rajasthan
Monkeypox: Rajasthan reports 1st suspected case; Kerala registers 5th infection

Rajasthan on Monday reported its first suspected monkeypox case.

India's 1st monkeypox death? Deceased man tested positive in UAE
India's 1st monkeypox death? Deceased man tested positive in UAE

A 22-year-old man, who died in Kerala's Thrissur on Saturday, tested positive for monkeypox in the United Arab Emirates before traveling to India, said Kerala Health Minister Veena George.

Monkeypox scare: WHO advises bisexual men to limit sexual partners
Monkeypox scare: WHO advises bisexual men to limit sexual partners

Amid a global surge of monkeypox, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday recommended bisexual men, who are most affected by the virus, to restrict their sexual partners.

WHO declares monkeypox outbreak 'global public health emergency': Details here
WHO declares monkeypox outbreak 'global public health emergency': Details here

Sounding the highest level of alarm that it can on the monkeypox outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday declared it a global public health emergency.

New COVID-19 sub-variant BA.2.75 detected in India: WHO

07 Jul 2022

India
New COVID-19 sub-variant BA.2.75 detected in India: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has found a new sub-lineage BA.2.75 of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in India and some other countries, PTI reported.

WHO confirms over 1,000 monkeypox cases in 29 countries
WHO confirms over 1,000 monkeypox cases in 29 countries

Amid surging monkeypox infections across the globe, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said that there are more than 1,000 confirmed cases in 29 countries.

WHO's first global traditional medicine center in Gujarat by 2024

23 Apr 2022

Narendra Modi
WHO's first global traditional medicine center in Gujarat by 2024

World Health Organization's (WHO) first-of-its-kind Global Center for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) is set to open in Gujarat's Jamnagar by 2024, reported News18.

When will the COVID-19 pandemic end? WHO chief says this
When will the COVID-19 pandemic end? WHO chief says this

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Sunday said the coronavirus pandemic is far from over.

WHO lauds India's decision to resume COVID-19 vaccine exports
WHO lauds India's decision to resume COVID-19 vaccine exports

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has hailed India's decision to resume COVID-19 vaccine exports as an important development in support of the goal to reach 40% vaccination in all countries by end of the year.

WHO leader says virus risk inevitable at Tokyo Olympics

21 Jul 2021

2020 Tokyo Olympics
WHO leader says virus risk inevitable at Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics should not be judged by the tally of COVID-19 cases that arise because eliminating risk is impossible, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told sports officials on Wednesday as events began in Japan.

WHO chief says COVID-19 lab leak theory possible; China responds
WHO chief says COVID-19 lab leak theory possible; China responds

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has acknowledged the possibility of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 leaking from a laboratory.

We're in early stages of third COVID-19 wave: WHO chief
We're in early stages of third COVID-19 wave: WHO chief

Sounding alarm over the rising Delta variant cases of COVID-19, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, on Thursday warned the world the pandemic is now in the "early stages" of the third wave.

COVID-19 pandemic a long way from over, says WHO chief
COVID-19 pandemic a long way from over, says WHO chief

Even though more than 780 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have now been administered globally, the pandemic is a long way from over but it can be brought under control in months with proven public health measures, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said.

India backs WHO's call for comprehensive probe into coronavirus origins

02 Apr 2021

India
India backs WHO's call for comprehensive probe into coronavirus origins

On Thursday, India joined the growing list of countries demanding a comprehensive probe into the origin of COVID-19.

WHO Chief warns of complacency as global virus cases drop
WHO Chief warns of complacency as global virus cases drop

The head of the World Health Organization said on Friday that the drop in confirmed COVID-19 infections around the world was encouraging, but cautioned against relaxing restrictions that have helped curb its spread.

WHO team reaches China to investigate coronavirus origins
WHO team reaches China to investigate coronavirus origins

A team of ten scientists from the World Health Organization (WHO) landed in Wuhan on Thursday to understand how coronavirus jumped from animals to humans, triggering a pandemic that has killed nearly two million globally and battered economies.

WHO team probing coronavirus origins to visit on Thursday: China
WHO team probing coronavirus origins to visit on Thursday: China

A team of experts from the World Health Organization are due to reach China on January 14 to probe the origins of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, officials said on Monday.

WHO: Rich nations, vaccine makers should stop bilateral deals
WHO: Rich nations, vaccine makers should stop bilateral deals

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, appealed on Friday to makers of COVID-19 vaccines and the wealthier countries buying them to stop making bilateral deals, saying they are hurting a UN-backed effort to widen access to the jabs.

China blocks investigation into coronavirus origins, WHO chief 'disappointed'
China blocks investigation into coronavirus origins, WHO chief 'disappointed'

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed disappointment after China blocked an investigation into the origins of coronavirus.

Coronavirus pandemic 'not necessarily the big one,' warn WHO experts
Coronavirus pandemic 'not necessarily the big one,' warn WHO experts

While the coronavirus pandemic is severe, it is "necessarily not the big one," experts of the World Health Organization (WHO) have warned as they urged the world for greater preparedness for future outbreaks.

Coronavirus pandemic will not be last, says WHO chief
Coronavirus pandemic will not be last, says WHO chief

The coronavirus pandemic will not be the last one, World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday.

COVID-19 is not tired of us, says WHO chief
COVID-19 is not tired of us, says WHO chief

The World Health Organization (WHO)'s chief has called for everyone to keep battling COVID-19, warning that we might be tired of the pandemic, but it is "not tired of us."

WHO Chief quarantines after contact tests positive for coronavirus
WHO Chief quarantines after contact tests positive for coronavirus

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the chief of the World Health Organization, informed late on Sunday that he will remain in quarantine after a person, whom he came in contact with, tested positive for coronavirus. He, however, stressed he is asymptomatic.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple launching iPhone 12 on October-13, and more

07 Oct 2020

Twitter
NewsBytes Briefing: Apple launching iPhone 12 on October-13, and more

Last night, Apple sent out invites for a 'Hi, Speed' event.

US won't participate in WHO-led global coronavirus vaccine effort
US won't participate in WHO-led global coronavirus vaccine effort

The United States, the worst-affected country in the pandemic, on Tuesday said it won't be participating in the global effort to develop and distribute coronavirus vaccine because it is led by World Health Organization (WHO).

All you need to know about WHO's global COVAX initiative
All you need to know about WHO's global COVAX initiative

With little hope that the coronavirus pandemic is going to slow down any time soon, all eyes are on the development of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2.

Hope world eradicates COVID-19 faster than Spanish Flu: WHO chief
Hope world eradicates COVID-19 faster than Spanish Flu: WHO chief

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in a statement on Friday, said that he hopes that the world gets rid of COVID-19 in less than two years, faster than what it took to eradicate the 1918 Spanish Flu.

Young people not entirely safe from coronavirus, WHO reiterates

31 Jul 2020

Facebook
Young people not entirely safe from coronavirus, WHO reiterates

With the seventh month of battling the coronavirus pandemic over, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday repeated that guard can't be let down and blamed the younger population for driving the surge in some countries, adding that they aren't "invincible."

WHO finally admits China didn't report about coronavirus outbreak
WHO finally admits China didn't report about coronavirus outbreak

More than six months after the initial cases of coronavirus were reported, the World Health Organization (WHO) has finally acknowledged that China didn't inform it about the highly-contagious disease.

Coronavirus, that killed over 500,000, isn't even nearing end: WHO

30 Jun 2020

South Korea
Coronavirus, that killed over 500,000, isn't even nearing end: WHO

It has wreaked havoc on countries, destroyed economies, stripped thousands of their livelihoods, and pushed millions to poverty, but the coronavirus pandemic is still not nearing its end, WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a briefing on Monday.

Globally, the situation is worsening: WHO about coronavirus

09 Jun 2020

India
Globally, the situation is worsening: WHO about coronavirus

In a development that should worry all countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said the coronavirus situation was worsening globally, though some improvement was witnessed in Europe.

WHO takes a U-turn, resumes Hydroxychloroquine trials: Details here
WHO takes a U-turn, resumes Hydroxychloroquine trials: Details here

The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that it will be resuming the clinical trials of anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine around the world.

Coronavirus cases cross 5 million globally; 'biggest one-day spike'
Coronavirus cases cross 5 million globally; 'biggest one-day spike'

The number of coronavirus infections around the world has surpassed the 5 million mark, the latest figures suggested.

Harsh Vardhan to take charge as WHO Executive Board Chairman

20 May 2020

India
Harsh Vardhan to take charge as WHO Executive Board Chairman

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan will take charge as chairman of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board on Friday, May 22, reports said.

Trump threatens WHO with permanent funding freeze, gives 30-day time
Trump threatens WHO with permanent funding freeze, gives 30-day time

The World Health Organization (WHO) hasn't served America's interests and it would be unfair to fund the body with taxpayers' money, United States President Donald Trump told the apex health body in a strongly-worded letter.

Coronavirus "may never go away," warns World Health Organization

14 May 2020

India
Coronavirus "may never go away," warns World Health Organization

As the brightest minds and richest countries of the globe are working on a self-imposed deadline to find the cure for coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned the deadly virus "may never go away".

WHO denies reports that it delayed COVID-19 alert for China
WHO denies reports that it delayed COVID-19 alert for China

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Sunday denied a report that it delayed a global warning on the coronavirus outbreak on the request of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

After backlash, Deepika's conversation with WHO chief put on hold

23 Apr 2020

Deepika Padukone
After backlash, Deepika's conversation with WHO chief put on hold

Recently, Deepika Padukone announced that she would collaborate with the Director-General of World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to discuss the importance of mental health in light of the coronavirus crisis.