Tag: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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Global Tobacco Cessation: At WHO Summit, Policy leader Charudutta expounds need to wipe out the epidemic

A WHO report has established that every year, tobacco costs the world 600 million trees, 20 lakh hectares of land, 22 billion tonnes of water. In addition to this, it releases 84 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere which is equivalent to one-fifth of what is produced by the airline industry.

  • Friday, 28 October 2022
Covid-19 pandemic 'nowhere near over': WHO
Covid-19 pandemic 'nowhere near over': WHO

According to executive director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program, the recent increase in the number of newly reported Covid-19 cases has been largely driven by Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5, and by the lifting of public health and social measures.

  • Wednesday, 13 July 2022
WHO's Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
WHO considers renaming monkeypox virus to tackle stigma, racism

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will make announcements about the new names as soon as possible.

  • Wednesday, 15 June 2022
WHO chief Tedros reappointed to second five-year term
WHO chief Tedros reappointed to second five-year term

Scientists drafted by WHO to investigate the coronavirus' origins in China said the critical probe was stalled last year, after issuing a report that even Tedros acknowledged had prematurely ruled out the possibility of a laboratory leak.

  • Tuesday, 24 May 2022
When Will Covid End?
When Will Covid Pandemic End? Here’s What WHO DG Tedros Said

When Will Covid Pandemic End? Here’s What WHO DG Tedros Said

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  • Sunday, 20 February 2022
WHO Warns Covid Pandemic Not Over Amid Europe Case Reovid Pandemic Not Over Amid Europe Case Records
WHO Warns Covid Pandemic Not Over Amid Europe Case Records

The WHO's emergencies director, Mike Ryan, also warned that Omicron's increased transmissibility is likely to drive a rise in hospitalisations and deaths, especially in nations where fewer people are vaccinated.

  • Friday, 21 January 2022
Blanket Vaccine Booster Programs May Prolong Covid-19 Pandemic: WHO Chief

If those vaccines had been distributed equitably, the 40 percent target could have been reached in every country by September, he added.

  • Thursday, 23 December 2021
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Delta The 'Most Transmissible' Of Variants Identified So Far, Spreading Rapidly Among Unvaccinated Populations: WHO Chief

The Delta variant of COVID-19, identified in at least 85 countries, is the most transmissible of the variants identified so far and is spreading rapidly among unvaccinated populations, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned.

  • Saturday, 26 June 2021
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Global Cooperation Only Choice To End Pandemic: WHO Chief Tedros

Global cooperation, instead of competition and confrontation, is the only choice to end the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said while addressing the disparity in access to vaccines worldwide.

  • Tuesday, 11 May 2021
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Europe Now Epicentre Of Coronavirus, says WHO

New Delhi: Europe is now the “epicentre” of the global coronavirus pandemic, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. His comments came as several countries in Europe reported steep rises in the number of infections and deaths. Spain is now the worst affected after Italy. On Friday, Spain […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
Coronavirus Will Be With Us For A Long Time: WHO Chief

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) Chief said on Wednesday that the coronavirus continues to be extremely dangerous and will remain for a long time. “Make no mistake: We have a long way to go. This virus will be with us for a long time,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, said at the daily briefing […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
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WHO has no power or force to reinforce its advice, except willingness of countries to accept or reject

Geneva:  The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has defended its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Ghebreyesus said countries should have listened to the agency after it declared a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” on 30 January, when there were 82 cases outside China and no deaths, the BBC reported […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
India to head WHO Exec Board from Friday amid leadership vacuum post-COVID

New Delhi: At a time when the credibility of the World Health Organization (WHO) has plummeted to an all-time low and internationally there’s a groundswell for new leadership, India’s Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is all set to be the chairman of the WHO’s Executive Board. He has been elected to the post and will take […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
WHO Suspends HCQ Clinical Trial On COVID-19 Patients

Geneva: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General, said that a clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) on COVID-19 patients has come to “a temporary pause”, while the safety data of the anti-malaria drug was being reviewed. According to the WHO chief, The Lancet medical journal on May 22 had published an observational study […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
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Covid-19 Pandemic Entering 'New And Dangerous Phase', Warns WHO

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is entering a “new and dangerous” phase. Thursday saw the most cases in a single day reported to the WHO. Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the day had seen 150,000 new cases with half of those coming from the Americas and […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021