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A World Health Organisation (WHO) report proposed a package of measures, which it calculated would cost $1.33 per person per year.(REUTERS)

One in four people will have hearing problems by 2050: WHO

Posted by Prashasti Singh | AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 08:07 AM IST
The first-ever global report on hearing said that the causes of many of the problems -- such as infections, diseases, birth defects, noise exposure and lifestyle choices -- could be prevented.
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WHO Director-General suggested that countries were hastening to loosen those measures, betting on vaccines to bring an end to the Covid-19 pandemic.(REUTERS)
WHO Director-General suggested that countries were hastening to loosen those measures, betting on vaccines to bring an end to the Covid-19 pandemic.(REUTERS)

Coronavirus infections rise for first time in 7 weeks, says WHO

Reuters, Zurich
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 10:38 PM IST
Tedros said the rise was "disappointing but not surprising" and urged countries not to relax measures to fight the spread of the disease.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday highlighted India's effort in assisting neighbouring countries in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday highlighted India's effort in assisting neighbouring countries in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

News updates from HT: PM says India's health ecosystem being praised worldwide

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 01:02 PM IST
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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.(REUTERS)
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.(REUTERS)

WHO says all hypotheses still open in probe into virus origins

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 09:55 PM IST
A WHO-led mission in China said this week that it was not looking further into the question of whether the virus escaped from a lab, which it considered highly unlikely. The United States has said it will review the mission's findings.
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the global health body is eager to get the mission underway “as soon as possible”.(Reuters File Photo)
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the global health body is eager to get the mission underway “as soon as possible”.(Reuters File Photo)

'Concerning': WHO chief raises questions on vaccines as new variants surface

AP, Geneva
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 11:51 PM IST
At a press briefing on Monday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said South Africa's decision to suspend its vaccination campaign using the AstraZeneca vaccine is “a reminder that we need to do everything we can to reduce circulation of the virus with proven public health measures.”
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File photo of WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.(Reuters)
File photo of WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.(Reuters)

'Disclaimer put on WHO website': Govt on incorrect map of India

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 12:51 PM IST
India conveyed its "deep displeasure" to WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus over the issue. In the last letter sent on January 8, India asked the world body to replace the incorrect maps.
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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his administration's plans to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic during a COVID-19 response event as Vice President Kamala Harris listens at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst(REUTERS)
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his administration's plans to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic during a COVID-19 response event as Vice President Kamala Harris listens at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst(REUTERS)

Biden administration believes WHO is vital to containing Covid-19 pandemic

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:23 PM IST
During her phone call with Dr. Ghebreyesus, Kamala Harris discussed the decision by the Biden administration to rejoin WHO. Harris emphasised that she and Biden believe that WHO is vital to controlling the spread of Covid-19 and building back better global health and pandemic preparedness.
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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva, Switzerland.(File Photo / REUTERS)
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva, Switzerland.(File Photo / REUTERS)

Vaccine nationalism puts world on brink of 'catastrophic moral failure': WHO

Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:20 PM IST
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged countries and manufacturers to share Covid-19 vaccine doses more fairly around the world.
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the global health body is eager to get the mission underway “as soon as possible”.(Reuters File Photo)
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the global health body is eager to get the mission underway “as soon as possible”.(Reuters File Photo)

WHO disappointed China hasn’t granted entry to coronavirus experts

By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Geneva (Switzerland)
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 05:54 AM IST
Beijing had previously said it would give the WHO’s expert team full access to investigate the Covid-19 origin.
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Covid-19 has killed nearly 1.8 million people around the world, and over 80 million have been infected.(Reuters)
Covid-19 has killed nearly 1.8 million people around the world, and over 80 million have been infected.(Reuters)

Coronavirus pandemic severe, but ‘not necessarily the big one’: WHO

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Geneva
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 06:35 AM IST
“This is a wakeup call,” WHO emergencies chief Michael Ryan told reporters at a briefing marking a year since the UN agency first learned of the new virus spreading in China.
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The WHO director-general said it was time to learn the lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic.(Reuters)
The WHO director-general said it was time to learn the lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic.(Reuters)

Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last: WHO chief

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Geneva
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 05:45 AM IST
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesusalso condemned the “dangerously short-sighted” cycle of throwing cash at outbreaks but doing nothing to prepare for the next one, in a video message marking Sunday’s first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness.
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The report was posted May 13 after it had received necessary approvals within the UN system.(AP)
The report was posted May 13 after it had received necessary approvals within the UN system.(AP)

Covid-19: WHO was warned lives were at risk over yanked report on Italy

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Rome
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 09:13 PM IST
The comprehensive report examined how the Italian government and health system reacted after the country became the epicenter of the European outbreak in late February.
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People wearing protective masks walk at a street market almost a year after the start of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.(REUTERS)
People wearing protective masks walk at a street market almost a year after the start of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.(REUTERS)

WHO’s team to go to China in January for Covid-19 origin probe

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 05:36 PM IST
The coronavirus first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December, 2019, before spreading across China, and triggering a global pandemic.
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Over the past week, US media outlets reported that Pfizer is unlikely to meet its original supply targets for its vaccine against Covid-19, which is produced in conjunction with German firm BioNTech, due to supply chain issues.(Reuters)
Over the past week, US media outlets reported that Pfizer is unlikely to meet its original supply targets for its vaccine against Covid-19, which is produced in conjunction with German firm BioNTech, due to supply chain issues.(Reuters)

Number of Covid-19 vaccines growing but volume of doses remains concern, says WHO Adviser

By Asian News International| Posted by Susmiata Pakrasi | Geneva
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 06:46 AM IST
A handful of candidate vaccines against Covid-19 have reported efficacy levels of greater than 90 per cent in clinical trials, and Aylward noted that multiple vaccine platforms have shown strong results.
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WHO has been sharply criticized for not taking a stronger and more vocal role in handling the pandemic.(Reuters)
WHO has been sharply criticized for not taking a stronger and more vocal role in handling the pandemic.(Reuters)

World can start dreaming of pandemic’s end: UN health chief

By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | United Nations
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 05:43 AM IST
He said WHO’s ACT-Accelerator program to quickly develop and distribute vaccines fairly “is in danger of becoming no more than a noble gesture” without major new funding.
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) attends a session on the coronavirus disease outbreak response of the WHO Executive Board in Geneva.(REUTERS)
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) attends a session on the coronavirus disease outbreak response of the WHO Executive Board in Geneva.(REUTERS)

‘Need to know origin of novel coronavirus, let’s not politicize probe’: WHO chief Tedros

By AFP | Posted by Arpan Rai | Geneva
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:52 PM IST
“We need to know the origin of this virus because it can help us to prevent future outbreaks,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a daily briefing.
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Unverified accusations from Ethiopia are not enough to remove Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from his post, who was elected in May 2017 as the WHO’s first African director-general on a platform of promoting universal healthcare(REUTERS)
Unverified accusations from Ethiopia are not enough to remove Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from his post, who was elected in May 2017 as the WHO’s first African director-general on a platform of promoting universal healthcare(REUTERS)

Ethiopia accuses WHO chief of backing Tigray rebels by leveraging his ‘international profile’

By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Addis Ababa
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2020 09:10 PM IST
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus , who is Ethiopian of Tigrayan ethnicity, and served as Ethiopia’s health minister and foreign minister from 2005-2016 in a ruling coalition led by the TPLF was accused by Ethiopia’s military of lobbying for the rebel TPLF
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 3rd Annual Bloomberg New Economy Forum. (File Photo)(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 3rd Annual Bloomberg New Economy Forum. (File Photo)(PTI)

Covid-19 showed our cities are vulnerable, says PM Modi at Bloomberg New Economy Forum

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 06:57 PM IST
Indian cities abided by lockdown rules as the building block of our cities are not concrete but community, PM Modi said.
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Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.(REUTERS)
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.(REUTERS)

WHO says no time for Covid complacency despite vaccine news

By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Geneva
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 10:34 PM IST
More than 54.44 million people have been reported infected by the coronavirus globally and 1,318,042​ have died, according to a Reuters tally.
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) attends a session on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak response of the WHO Executive Board in Geneva, Switzerland.(REUTERS)
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) attends a session on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak response of the WHO Executive Board in Geneva, Switzerland.(REUTERS)

Vaccine will not be enough to stop coronavirus pandemic: WHO chief

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Arpan Rai | Geneva
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 07:40 PM IST
The pandemic is raging months after it broke out, with infections soaring past 54 million and claiming more than 1.3 million lives.
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A healthcare worker in PPE coveralls collects a swab sample from a woman for coronavirus testing, in New Delh’s Jahangirpuri on Friday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
A healthcare worker in PPE coveralls collects a swab sample from a woman for coronavirus testing, in New Delh’s Jahangirpuri on Friday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

India records 44,684 fresh Covid-19 cases, tally crosses 8.77 million

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 09:59 AM IST
The World Health Organisation on Friday announced that it will set up a global centre for traditional medicine in India. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his commitment to the universal coverage under Ayushman Bharat.
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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attending a news conference in Geneva Switzerland on July 3, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attending a news conference in Geneva Switzerland on July 3, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

Covid-19 vaccine access to low, middle income nations crucial for economic recovery: WHO

By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New York
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2020 07:57 AM IST
According to the WHO chief, this is not just a moral or a public health imperative but also an economic one, as it is in the interest of each and every country across the world.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and WHO chief Tedros Adhanon Ghebreyesus had a telephonic conversation on Covid-19 and vaccine. (File Photo: PMO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and WHO chief Tedros Adhanon Ghebreyesus had a telephonic conversation on Covid-19 and vaccine. (File Photo: PMO)

WHO chief Tedros thanks PM Modi for Covid-19 vaccine initiative

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 11:23 PM IST
WHO welcomes India’s leading role in global health and to universal health coverage, Tedros said.
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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.(REUTERS)
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.(REUTERS)

Covid-19 vaccine could fundamentally change pandemic direction: WHO

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 10:29 PM IST
Bruce Aylward also told the WHO’s annual ministerial assembly that interim results announced from Pfizer Inc’s late-stage vaccine trials were “very positive”.
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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020 (Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo)
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020 (Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo)

‘Look forward to working with you’: WHO chief congratulates Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | Geneva
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 07:42 AM IST
“Congratulations to President-elect @JoeBiden & Vice President-Elect @KamalaHarris! Crises like the #COVID19 pandemic show the importance of global solidarity in protecting lives and livelihoods. Together!” tweeted WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday that he had been identified as a contact of someone who tested positive for Covid-19(REUTERS)
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday that he had been identified as a contact of someone who tested positive for Covid-19(REUTERS)

WHO chief says he is identified as contact of Covid-19 positive person

By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 06:38 AM IST
“I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for #COVID19. I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine over the coming days, in line with @WHO protocols, and work from home,” Tedros said in a tweet.
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Two children were found dead under a collapsed wall in the Greek Island of Samos. The search operation continues.(REUTERS)
Two children were found dead under a collapsed wall in the Greek Island of Samos. The search operation continues.(REUTERS)

WHO closely following situation in Greece, Turkey after deadly earthquake

By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Geneva
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 05:56 AM IST
Earlier in the day, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit Turkey’s western Izmir province and parts of the Greek islands in the vicinity. Greek seismologists said the magnitude reached 6.9. Multiple casualties and fatalities are being reported by the two countries as crisis control works continue.
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World Health Organization (WHO) director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke of pandemic fatigue.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
World Health Organization (WHO) director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke of pandemic fatigue.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

By R Sukumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 03:27 AM IST
It would be alright if Covid fatigue involved merely how people feel; unfortunately, this also extends to how people behave, and it is behaviour that puts them and others at risk.
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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a news conference in Geneva.(Reuters File Photo)
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a news conference in Geneva.(Reuters File Photo)

WHO chief warns against ‘vaccine nationalism’

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Berlin
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 07:11 AM IST
Several dozen vaccine candidates are currently being tested in clinical trials, ten of which are in the most advanced “phase 3” stage involving tens of thousands of volunteers.
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), on the coronavirus disease outbreak response of the WHO Executive Board in Geneva, Switzerland(REUTERS)
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), on the coronavirus disease outbreak response of the WHO Executive Board in Geneva, Switzerland(REUTERS)

WHO’s Ghebreyesus urges leaders to protect the vulnerable amid Covid-19 pandemic

By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Geneva
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 11:54 AM IST
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has urged the leaders to maintain peace and focus on combatting against the virus and “not the vulnerable”.
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