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Tag: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

  • Monday, October 16th 2023 - 10:08 UTC

    WHO warns patients in Gaza have been given a death sentence

    “We are ready to deploy supplies as soon as humanitarian access to the Strip is established,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wrote

    The World Health Organization (WHO) expressed its concern this past weekend regarding the evacuation of patients from northern Gaza and insisted Israel's ultimatum for 1.1 million people to move to the south was tantamount to “a death sentence,” in addition to the risk that the most critically ill might need to be left behind.

  • Thursday, September 7th 2023 - 10:03 UTC

    WHO concerned about Covid-19 cases mounting again

    “Please don't wait to get an additional dose if it is recommended for you,” Tedros stressed

    World Health Organization Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Wednesday warned of a rise in deaths and admissions to intensive care units (ICU) of patients with Covid-19 and insisted the malady was “here to stay.” Hence, more tools were needed to fight it.

  • Monday, August 7th 2023 - 10:28 UTC

    Sanitary authorities warn of new Covid-19 variant

    ”We urge governments to maintain and not dismantle the systems they built for Covid-19,″ Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said

    Sanitary authorities in the United Kingdom (UK) launched a warning over the new coronavirus version known as EG.5.1 gaining ground, although Arcturus XBB.1.16 remains the most dominant variant, it was reported. The new sublineage is also responsible for 17% of cases in the United States.

  • Wednesday, May 24th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    WHO forecasts new pandemic, deadlier than Covid-19, is coming up

    Tedros also called on world leaders to take preventive measures to avoid a global meltdown

    World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tuesday warned of a new pandemic coming up in the near future, which will be deadlier than Covid-19 and would be caused by ”another emerging pathogen with even more deadly potential.” It would be a Covid-19 variant, Tedros also explained.

  • Tuesday, January 31st 2023 - 18:43 UTC

    WHO, US extend Covid-19 emergency

    “Vaccination will remain an essential part of our approach,” Ghebreyesus said

    The US Government announced Monday that the Covid-19 emergency is to be extended until May. The decision came after a World Health Organization (WHO) panel issued a recommendation not to change the current sanitary status given that SARS-CoV- 2 remains a “permanently established pathogen” in humans and animals.

  • Friday, January 27th 2023 - 09:54 UTC

    WHO Committee to declare end of Covid-19 emergency?

    “I remain very concerned about the situation in many countries and the increasing number of deaths,” Tedros said

    An Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization convening Friday might decide to declare the end of the “public health emergency” stemming from Covid-19. The committee's decision is to be announced on Jan. 30.

  • Saturday, September 3rd 2022 - 10:26 UTC

    Dr. Tedros hopeful about future of monkeypox

    “With the right measures, this is an outbreak that can be stopped,” Ghebreyesus said

    World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Friday told reporters that the recent decline in monkeypox cases in North America and Europe proved that shows that the current outbreak of the malady can be stopped.

  • Thursday, June 9th 2022 - 09:24 UTC

    Community transmission of monkeypox already happening, WHO says

    “Most cases are in men who have had a relationship with other men,” said Tedros

    World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed his concern following new data on the spread of monkeypox allowing scientists to say community transmission of the malady is already occurring.

  • Thursday, May 26th 2022 - 08:29 UTC

    Doctor Tedros to remain WHO Director-General

    Under Tedros the WHO is highly dependent on donations and non-state contributions

    The Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been re-elected for a second 5-year term as Director-General of the World Health Organization, it was announced.

  • Wednesday, April 27th 2022 - 07:55 UTC

    WHO warns against lowering guard regarding COVID-19

    The threat of a dangerous new variant of SARS-CoV-2 remains very real, Tedros warned

    World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tuesday pointed out that despite an unprecedented low in COVID-19 deaths since the outbreak of the pandemic back in March 2020, emergencies still surfacing were not regarded presently as they should.