Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO renaming monkeypox virus

WHO renaming monkeypox virus

The World Health Organization announced  that it will rename the monkeypox virus, which has infected more than 1,600 people in 39 countries this year, after a group of scientists voiced concerns that the name could be stigmatizing. …

WHO urges achieving vaccination coverage of at least 70%

WHO urges achieving vaccination coverage of at least 70%

COVID-19 incidence is growing in nearly 70 world nations amid the decreasing testing rates, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday and called achieving a vaccination coverage of at least …

New omicron variants go global

New omicron variants go global

Covid cases are on the rise in more than 50 countries around the world, and the main impetus for this growth is provided by the variants of the omicron strain, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health …

WHO chief: COVID-19 pandemic far from over

WHO chief: COVID-19 pandemic far from over

WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the coronavirus pandemic is still far from over. "It’s pleasing to now see a downward trend in reported deaths, which last week were the lowest in more than two …

WHO urges cancelling some holiday events over Omicron fears

WHO urges cancelling some holiday events over Omicron fears

The World Health Organization has urged people to cancel some of their holiday plans to protect public health, as the Omicron variant spreads globally. "An event cancelled is better than a life cancelled," said WHO head Tedros …

WHO sounds warning over fast-spreading Omicron

WHO sounds warning over fast-spreading Omicron

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading faster than the Delta variant and is causing infections in people already vaccinated or who have recovered from the COVID-19 disease, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom …

WHO: omicron variant reported by 77 countries

WHO: omicron variant reported by 77 countries

 COVID-19 vaccines appear to have become slightly less effective in preventing severe disease and death but do provide "significant protection", the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. The Omicron variant …

WHO: at least 23 countries reported Omicron variant

WHO: at least 23 countries reported Omicron variant

At least 23 countries have reported identifying the Omicron variant of Covid-19, which was first detected in South Africa, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, said on Wednesday. "At least …

WHO agrees to launch talks on pact to tackle pandemics

WHO agrees to launch talks on pact to tackle pandemics

The World Health Organization (WHO) agreed on Wednesday to launch negotiations on an international pact to prevent and control future pandemics at a time when the world is gearing up to battle the new Omicron variant of coronavirus. …

WHO reveals what prolonging coronavirus pandemic

WHO reveals what prolonging coronavirus pandemic

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that it's the inequity in access to vaccines and inconsistent use of public health measures is prolonging the coronavirus pandemic. "The global inequity in …

WHO: over 150 contacts of Marburg virus case identified

WHO: over 150 contacts of Marburg virus case identified

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that 150 contacts, and four high-risk contacts, have been identified after a patient in Guinea was found to have the Marburg virus, marking the first time it has …

WHO: world is now in real danger due to COVID-19 pandemic

WHO: world is now in real danger due to COVID-19 pandemic

WHO director-general Tedros Adhnom Ghebreyesus said the world is now in a period of real danger due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "The world is now in a period of real danger. Many of the gains we have made are now being …

WHO Director-General seeks vaccine booster moratorium

WHO Director-General seeks vaccine booster moratorium

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for a moratorium on administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines as a way to help ensure that doses are available in countries where few people have received their first shots. …

WHO warns about more dangerous COVID-19 strain

WHO warns about more dangerous COVID-19 strain

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned about the possibility of a new novel coronavirus strain that would be more dangerous than the delta variant. "The more transmission, the more …