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India has asked WHO chief Tedros to remove the maps that incorrectly depict Indian territories of the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh (Reuters)

‘Deep displeasure’: India sends a stinker to WHO’s Tedros over incorrect map

UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:50 AM IST
  • The 8 January letter is the third communication to the World Health Organisation in a month, reminding Tedros and his office to fix the maps
Tedros Adhanom also told a news briefing he backed Saudi Arabia’s decision to ban pilgrims from abroad from attending the annual Haj pilgrimage to help limit the spread of the virus.(REUTERS)
Tedros Adhanom also told a news briefing he backed Saudi Arabia’s decision to ban pilgrims from abroad from attending the annual Haj pilgrimage to help limit the spread of the virus.(REUTERS)

WHO’s Tedros expects world to hit 10 million coronavirus cases next week

Geneva | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 09:54 PM IST
Dr Mike Ryan, head of the WHO emergencies programme, said the pandemic for many countries in the Americas had not yet peaked, and that it was “still intense”, especially in Central and South America.
Tedros Adhanom, director general of the World Health Organization with Chinese President Xi jinping(Reuters Photo)
Tedros Adhanom, director general of the World Health Organization with Chinese President Xi jinping(Reuters Photo)

China bows to pressure, co-sponsors WHO resolution for Covid-19 probe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 08:24 PM IST
The resolution asks WHO director general Tedros Adhanom to have an “impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation” of the international response to the crisis, including a probe of WHO actions
President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, US.(REUTERS)
President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, US.(REUTERS)

In 4-page stinker to Tedros over China link, Trump opens door to walk out of WHO

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 03:55 PM IST
In his four-page letter, Trump detailed every occasion since December last when, according to the US, the WHO did not act on the available information, made misleading claims or gave the world bad advice.
Tedros Adhanom, WHO director general has been accused of pushing the Chinese agenda of playing down the coronavirus outbreak in the initial stages. Seen in this photo, with President Xi jinping(REUTERS)
Tedros Adhanom, WHO director general has been accused of pushing the Chinese agenda of playing down the coronavirus outbreak in the initial stages. Seen in this photo, with President Xi jinping(REUTERS)

Eye on China, India backs 62-nation coalition’s push for probe into Covid-19 origin

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 09:34 AM IST
India has supported a 62-nation coalition led by the European Union and Australia to seek an independent investigation into the coronavirus outbreak at the WHO’s annual World Health Assembly (WHA) meet
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a U.N. Economic and Social Council video briefing the original thinking two months ago was that it may take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine.(REUTERS)
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a U.N. Economic and Social Council video briefing the original thinking two months ago was that it may take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine.(REUTERS)

UN says 7 or 8 ‘top’ candidates for a Covid-19 vaccine exist

United Nations | By Associated Press | Posted by: Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 06:08 AM IST
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, however, did not identify the top candidates.
Tedros Adhanom, director general of the World Health Organization, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, January 28, 2020.(Reuters file photo)
Tedros Adhanom, director general of the World Health Organization, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi jinping before a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, January 28, 2020.(Reuters file photo)

Ahead of WHO’s virtual meet, some real pressure on Tedros. And a complication

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 06:13 PM IST
WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been accused by the United States of helping China play down the disease in the early stages.
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