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World in 'new and dangerous phase' of pandemic – WHO

Jun 20, 2020 - 12:30 AM

'The pandemic is accelerating. More than 150,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported to WHO yesterday – the most in a single day so far,' says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

COVID-19 IN PH. A health worker waits for patients to be tested for COVID-19 at a swabbing center in Manila on May 28, 2020. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

WHO says it wants to keep working with U.S.

Jun 01, 2020 - 11:55 PM

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says US involvement with the organization has made a 'great difference' over the decades and 'it is WHO's wish for this collaboration to continue'

WORK WITH US. This handout image provided by the World Health Organization on May 16, 2020, shows WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attending a virtual press conference on May 16, 2020 at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. AFP PHOTO/World Health Organization/Christopher Black

World Health Organization committee to discuss Taiwan exclusion

May 18, 2020 - 12:35 PM

Some 15 countries write to the director general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, asking that the question of Taiwan's participation be added to the agenda at the World Health Assembly

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. This handout image provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) on May 16, 2020, shows WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attending a virtual press conference on May 16, 2020. Photo by Christopher Black/World Health Organization/AFP

WHO probes possible coronavirus link to rare disease in children

May 16, 2020 - 12:31 AM

The WHO has developed a preliminary case definition for the disease, which it has dubbed 'Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children'

PROBE. In this file photo, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gives a press conference on the situation regarding the COVID-19 at Geneva's WHO headquarters on February 24, 2020. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

AIDS deaths could double in sub-Saharan Africa due to COVID-19 – U.N.

May 12, 2020 - 12:37 AM

A six-month disruption of antiretroviral therapy due to the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to more than 500,000 extra deaths in the region in 2020-2021, according to the WHO and UNAIDS

WHO insists it hid nothing, sounded coronavirus alarm from start

Apr 21, 2020 - 8:38 AM

'We have been warning from day one that this is a devil that everyone should fight,' Tedros tells a virtual briefing in Geneva

STERN. World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a daily press briefing on the new coronavirus. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Republicans urge Trump to withhold funds unless WHO chief quits

Apr 17, 2020 - 9:43 AM

The Republicans accuse Tedros of being too willing to believe Beijing and of brushing off a Taiwanese warning on the ease of viral transmission

UNDER FIRE. World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a daily press briefing on COVID-19. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

WHO chief Tedros in the eye of pandemic and Trump storm

Apr 16, 2020 - 9:57 AM

On social media, a battle is raging between the pro-Tedros and anti-Tedros camps

TEDROS. World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

COVID-19 is a 'controllable pandemic' – WHO

Mar 12, 2020 - 8:10 PM

'We are deeply concerned that some countries are not approaching this threat with the level of political commitment needed to control it,' says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

'CONTROLLABLE PANDEMIC.' A woman passes by a world map showing countries infected with the new Coronavirus, COVID-19, during a press conference at the National Police headquerters, in Panama City, on March 10, 2020. File photo by Luis Acosta/AFP

9 times more new virus cases outside than in China – WHO

Mar 03, 2020 - 12:56 AM

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says a 'window of opportunity' remains to contain the outbreak, noting that 'more than 130 countries have not detected any cases yet'

TRAINING. New nurse officers are trained on the COVID-19 coronavirus before heading to Daegu to help medical staff, at the Korea Armed Forces Nursing Academy in Daejeon on March 2, 2020. Photo by Yonhap/AFP

WHO raises global virus risk to maximum level

Feb 28, 2020 - 11:44 PM

(UPDATED) The virus' rapid spread to new zones has authorities concerned – in the past 24 hours, it has affected 9 new countries, from Azerbaijan to Mexico to New Zealand

'VERY HIGH.' World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gives a press conference on the situation regarding the COVID-19 at Geneva's WHO headquarters on February 24, 2020. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

WHO: 9 countries, including PH, show coronavirus 'can be contained'

Feb 28, 2020 - 12:56 PM

DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III says the Philippines draws inspiration from the WHO citation but will stay vigilant against the novel corinavirus

PROTECTION. Metro Manila commuters wear face masks as protection from the coronavirus on February 3, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

New China virus cases drop for third day as toll passes 1,600

Feb 16, 2020 - 8:27 AM

(4th UPDATE) The World Health Organization chief warns, however, that it is 'impossible to predict which direction this epidemic will take'

COVID-19 PREVENTION. A couple wears face masks as a preventative measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, as they walk along the promenade in Tsim Sha Tsui of Hong Kong on February 14, 2020. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

WHO warns of 'very grave' global virus threat

Feb 11, 2020 - 6:46 PM

About 400 scientists are taking part in the two-day international meeting in Geneva which will review how the virus is transmitted and possible vaccines against it

'GRAVE THREAT.' World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus leaves at the end of the press briefing on evolution of new coronavirus epidemic on January 29, 2020 in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

WHO warns overseas virus spread may be 'tip of the iceberg'

Feb 10, 2020 - 6:53 PM

While the spread of the virus outside China appears to be slow, World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warns it could accelerate

TALKING ABOUT THE VIRUS. World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference following a WHO Emergency committee to discuss whether the Coronavirus outbreak that began in China constitutes an international health emergency, on January 30, 2020 in Geneva.  Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Global shortage of anti-virus masks – WHO chief

Feb 07, 2020 - 7:50 PM

'The world is facing a chronic shortage of personal protective equipment,' Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tells the WHO's executive board in Geneva

PROTECTION. Lab technicians register samples from potential victims of the novel coronavirus at the Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases of Thailand at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok on February 5, 2020. File photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

WHO launches campaign against China virus misinformation

Feb 03, 2020 - 7:10 PM

'We have worked with Google to make sure people searching for information about coronavirus see WHO information at the top of their search results,' the World Health Organization says

ON THE CORONAVIRUS. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (R), flanked by World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Program head Michael Ryan (L), speaks during a press conference on January 30, 2020 in Geneva. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Road traffic deaths swell to 1.35M each year – WHO

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:18 PM

'These deaths are an unacceptable price to pay for mobility,' says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Alcohol responsible for 1 in 20 deaths worldwide – WHO

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:22 AM

The study also finds that men are particularly at risk, accounting for more than 3 quarters of alcohol-related deaths

'DEADLY'. Alcohol kills 3 million people worldwide each year, a study finds. File photo by bogdanhoda/Shutterstock

Heartbreaker? Smoking causing millions of heart attacks, strokes – WHO

May 31, 2018 - 9:15 AM

On World No Tobacco Day, the World Health Organization hails that smoking has declined significantly since year 2000, but warns that there are still far too many people indulging in the dangerous habit

WHO reports new Ebola case in DR Congo, vaccine this week

May 14, 2018 - 7:10 AM

The World Health Organization is planning to begin a vaccination campaign in the area, near the border with the Republic of Congo, using an available stockpile of an experimental vaccine

FIGHTING EBOLA. In this handout photograph released by UNICEF on May 13, 2018, health workers wear protective equipment as they prepare to attend to suspected Ebola patients at Bikoro Hospital on May 12, 2018. Photo by Mark Naftalin/UNICEF/AFP

9 out of 10 people breathing polluted air – WHO

May 02, 2018 - 9:05 AM

'Air pollution threatens us all, but the poorest and most marginalized people bear the brunt of the burden,' World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says in a statement

SMOG. A man wearing a mask visits a park amid heavy air pollution in Beijing on December 20, 2016. File photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

WHO chief rescinds Mugabe ambassador role after outcry

Oct 22, 2017 - 11:15 PM

(UPDATED) World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus takes back his decision after the appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe sparks outrage

This file photo taken on April 13, 2016 shows Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe speaking during the burial of two national heroines, Victoria Chitepo and Vivian Mwashita, at the National Heroes Acre, in Harare. Jekesai Njikizana/AFP

African Union gives ICC ultimatum over Kenyatta trial

Oct 13, 2013 - 8:22 AM

The bloc warned it would support a no show at the ICC by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta if the demand was not answered

HUDDLE. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) speaks with Cabinet secretary for Foreign Affairs Amina Mohammed (R), and Attorney General Githu Mungai (2-R) at the African Union ahead of a special summit on the continent's relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC) on October 12, 2013. AFP/Elias Asmare