Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    • WHO pandemic early warning hub inaugurated in Berlin

      WHO pandemic early warning hub inaugurated in Berlin

      World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and German Chancellor Angela Merkel officiated at the opening in Berlin on Wednesday of a pandemic early warning hub, dpa reported. The centre aims to prepare the world for future pandemics through the collection and analysis of large amounts of data.

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    • WHO calls for a moratorium on Covid-19 vaccine boosters

      WHO calls for a moratorium on Covid-19 vaccine boosters

      The World Health Organization on Wednesday called for a halt on Covid-19 vaccine boosters until at least the end of September, as the gap between vaccinations in wealthy and poor countries widens, news wires reported. "I understand the concern of all governments to protect their people from the Delta variant. But we cannot accept countries that have already used most of the global supply of vaccines using even more of it," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

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    • WHO: Pandemic to be 'far more deadly' this year

      WHO: Pandemic to be 'far more deadly' this year

      The World Health Organization issued a grim warning on Friday that the second year of Covid-19 was set to be "far more deadly", as Japan extended a state of emergency amid growing calls for the Olympics to be scrapped, AFP reported. "We're on track for the second year of this pandemic to be far more deadly than the first," WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

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    • WHO: Coronavirus pandemic far from over

      WHO: Coronavirus pandemic far from over

      Confusion and complacency in addressing Covid-19 means the pandemic is a long way from over, but it can be brought under control in months with proven public health measures, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday, cited by Reuters.

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    • Coronavirus pandemic won't be the last, WHO chief warns

      Coronavirus pandemic won't be the last, WHO chief warns

      World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Sunday warned that the Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last such crisis, news wires reported. "History tells us that this won't be the last pandemic and epidemics are a fact of life," Tedros said in a video released to mark the first ever International Day of Epidemic Preparedness.

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    • WHO warns of longer than expected pandemic

      WHO warns of longer than expected pandemic

      The Emergency Committee on Covid-19, convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations, held its fourth meeting on 31 July. In its statement following the meeting, it expressed “appreciation for WHO and partners’ Covid-19 pandemic response efforts, and highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this pandemic, noting the importance of sustained community, national, regional, and global response efforts.” 

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    • The worst of virus is still ahead, WHO chief warns

      The worst of virus is still ahead, WHO chief warns

      The head of the World Health Organization has warned on Monday that “the worst is yet ahead of us” in the coronavirus outbreak, raising new alarm bells about the pandemic just as many countries are beginning to ease restrictive measures, news wires reported. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus didn’t specify exactly why he believes that the outbreak that has infected nearly 2.5m people and killed over 166,000, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University, could get worse.

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