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Director-General of the World Health Organization, former Minister in Ethiopia

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Tedros Adhanom: Director-General of the World Health Organization, former Minister in Ethiopia
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is an Ethiopian biologist, public health researcher and official who has served since 2017 as Director-General of the World Health Organization. Tedros is the first non-physician and first African in the role; he was endorsed by the African Union. He has held two high-level positions in the government of Ethiopia: Minister of Health from 2005 to 2012 and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2016.

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Rapid COVID-19 tests that give results 'in minutes' to be rolled out in poorer countries [Video]

Rapid COVID-19 tests that give results 'in minutes' to be rolled out in poorer countries

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hailed the tests, which he said provide reliable results in approximately 15 to 30 minutes, as “good news” in the fight against COVID-19.

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‘Covid-19 vaccines will be available to all countries on equitable basis’: WHO Chief [Video]

‘Covid-19 vaccines will be available to all countries on equitable basis’: WHO Chief

Health Ministers from member countries of the World Health Organisation (WHO) South-East Asia Region participated in a session to discuss measures to contain the Covid-19 outbreak. The 73rd Regional..

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COVID vaccines will be available to all countries on equitable basis: WHO DG [Video]

COVID vaccines will be available to all countries on equitable basis: WHO DG

"We hope to have good news about vaccine for COVID-19, once vaccines are available it will be available to all countries on equitable basis," said Director-General of WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus..

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‘Vacine nationalism will prolong Covid-19 pandemic, not shorten it’: WHO chief [Video]

‘Vacine nationalism will prolong Covid-19 pandemic, not shorten it’: WHO chief

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday that "vaccine nationalism" would only slow the effort to quash the pandemic and called for vaccines to be used fairly and effectively...

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'The virus is real...it moves fast and it kills' -WHO [Video]

'The virus is real...it moves fast and it kills' -WHO

Addressing demonstrators who took to the streets across Europe, including in Berlin, Paris and London, on Saturday (August 29) in protest against coronavirus restrictions, WHO Director General Tedros..

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Coronavirus pandemic could be over within two years - WHO head [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic could be over within two years - WHO head

The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesussays he hopes the coronavirus pandemic will be over in under two years.

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Covid update: Pranab Mukherjee infected; WHO on virus; Yediyurappa recovers [Video]

Covid update: Pranab Mukherjee infected; WHO on virus; Yediyurappa recovers

From former Indian President getting infected to Karnataka Chief Minister recovering from Covid-19, here are the top updates on coronavirus pandemic. Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee tested..

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Covid update: Ayodhya priest worried; South Korea on India, vaccines; gym rules [Video]

Covid update: Ayodhya priest worried; South Korea on India, vaccines; gym rules

From another Ayodhya priest testing positive days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, to the government issuing guidelines for gymnasiums and yoga centres ahead of their reopening from..

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WHO warns there might never be a 'silver bullet' to defeat virus [Video]

WHO warns there might never be a 'silver bullet' to defeat virus

The head of the World Health Organisation warned on Monday that althoughseveral coronavirus vaccines were in advanced stages of clinical trial, "thereis no silver bullet for the moment and there might..

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WHO chief calls for investment in public health, lauds Germany’s commitment

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WHO: World must be better prepared for next pandemic

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Head of WHO Says World 'Can’t Pretend Pandemic is Over'

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Africa to be declared free from wild polio

africa to be declared free from wild polio
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is set to certify on Tuesday that the African continent is free from wild polio, four years after the last cases appeared in north-eastern Nigeria. "Thanks to the..
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WHO hopes end to pandemic in ‘less than two years’

who hopes end to pandemic in ‘less than two years’
Geneva: The World Health Organisation said Friday it hopes the planet will be rid of the coronavirus pandemic in less than two years - faster than it took for the Spanish flu. “We hope to finish this..
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Coronavirus pandemic could be over within two years - WHO head

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says "we have the technology to stop it".
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WHO chief warns against vaccine nationalism

who chief warns against vaccine nationalism
GENEVA, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday that the world needs to prevent vaccine nationalism so as to guarantee the..
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It’s never too late to turn an outbreak around: WHO chief

it’s never too late to turn an outbreak around: who chief
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that it is a difficult moment for the world, but there are green shoots of hope, and no matter where a country,..
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WHO decries ‘vast global gap’ in funds needed to fight coronavirus

who decries ‘vast global gap’ in funds needed to fight coronavirus
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6 months after declaring the coronavirus a global health emergency, WHO director says there may ...

6 months after declaring the coronavirus a global health emergency, who director says there may ...
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Covid-19 a “once-in-a-century health crisis” with effects to last decades: WHO

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The effect of the pandemic will last for decades, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday. "The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades..
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Careless youth driving some Covid spikes, says WHO

careless youth driving some covid spikes, says who
GENEVA: The WHO on Thursday warned that spikes in coronavirus transmission in a number of countries were being driven by young people “letting down their guard”. “Young people are not..
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WHO chief upbraids Pompeo over ‘unacceptable’ allegations

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GENEVA (AP) — The director-general of the World Health Organization upbraided U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday for “untrue and unacceptable” allegations during the coronavirus..
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Boris Johnson refuses to back WHO chief after US claims China 'bought' his election

Prime minister's spokesman also declines to dispute Mike Pompeo's allegation that election of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was 'rigged'
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Coronavirus cases rise by one million in five days

coronavirus cases rise by one million in five days
GENEVA: The number of coronavirus infections around the world hit 13 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, climbing by a million in just five days. The pandemic has now killed more than half..
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WHO lauds Dharavi model's success in breaking COVID-19 transmission chain

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke of Dharavi in Mumbai during a media briefing on Friday.
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WHO launds Dharavi model's success, says it shows COVID-19 can still be brought back under control

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WHO chief Tedros: 'This is not even close to being over'

who chief tedros: 'this is not even close to being over'
GENEVA: The COVID-19 pandemic is not even close to being over, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a briefing on Monday. "We...
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Nearly 1,000 COVID-19 Deaths Recorded in US in 1 Day

nearly 1,000 covid-19 deaths recorded in us in 1 day
The World Health Organization (WHO) has changed its advice on face masks, saying they should be worn where COVID-19 is widespread and physical distancing is difficult. "In light of evolving evidence,..
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Covid-19 could be opportunity for India to speed up Ayushman Bharat: WHO chief

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has presented challenges for several nations, could be an “opportunity” for India to speed up the health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom..
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WHO resumes hydroxycholorquine trial after 'threat' queried

who resumes hydroxycholorquine trial after 'threat' queried
The World Health Organization, or WHO, said on Wednesday that it will resume trials of anti-malaria drug hydroxycholorquine as a potential treatment of COVID-19 after having previously announced a..
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WHO seeks good ties with U.S. despite Trump's exit move

World Health Organization (WHO) head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised on Monday the United States' "immense" contribution to global health and urged a continuation of good ties despite President..
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WHO creates foundation to tap new funding sources

World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced on Wednesday the creation of a foundation that will enable it to tap new sources of funding, including the general..
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WHO pauses trial of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns

The World Health Organization has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.
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China says WHO chief has done a good job

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has done a good job and countries with decency will support the body, the Chinese government's top diplomat Wang Yi said on Sunday.
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WHO has worked 'day and night' on pandemic, funding lags: Tedros tells board

The World Health Organization (WHO) has worked non-stop since the novel coronavirus emerged, informing its 194 member states of its evolution and providing technical advice, its director-general said..
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WHO will continue to lead global fight against pandemic, Tedros vows

The World Health Organization will continue to lead the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic which "threatens to tear at the fabric of international cooperation", its chief said on Tuesday.
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Trump threatens to permanently cut WHO funding and 'reconsider' U.S. membership

Trump's threat, made in a letter to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is an an escalation of his attacks on the global health body.
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WHO chief 'shocked and appalled' by Afghan clinic attack

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday he was "shocked and appalled" by an attack on a maternity clinic run by the international humanitarian organisation..
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China’s President Xi Jinping personally requested WHO chief to dilute severity of COVID-19 outbreak

china’s president xi jinping personally requested who chief to dilute severity of covid-19 outbreak
China’s President Xi Jinping had called up World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom in January to...
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WHO warns countries against hurried lifting of COVID-19 lockdown measures

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus cautioned that adequate tracking systems and quarantine provision is needed to check the spread of the disease.
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WHO says COVID-19 emergency declaration gave world 'enough time'

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave a robust defence on Friday of his and the World Health Organization's (WHO) "timely" actions in declaring the new coronavirus an international health emergency at the..
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Coronavirus will be with us for a long time: WHO chief

The World Health Organization (WHO) head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday said that coronavirus will remain with us for a long time and said that the body declared it a global pandemic at the..
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Reopening wet food markets must conform to strict standards: WHO

Any "wet markets" that are allowed to reopen after coronavirus lockdowns must conform to stringent food and hygiene standards, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told..
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WHO chief hails India's step to engage in polio surveillance network to fight Covid-19

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday appreciated India's collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the systematic engagement of polio surveillance network across..
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China says Taiwan attacks on WHO are ‘venomous’

china says taiwan attacks on who are ‘venomous’
BEIJING/TAIPEI--China has accused Taiwan of “venomously” attacking the World Health Organization (WHO), seeking independence and conniving with internet users to spread racist comments, after the..
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WHO head defends handling of coronavirus pandemic against Trump criticism

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WHO head dismisses suggestions he's too close to China

World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus dismissed suggestions that his agency was too close to China after criticism by U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Vaccines against COVID-19 won’t be tested in Africa: WHO

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WHO's Tedros sends best wishes to UK's Johnson suffering COVID-19

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Gheybresus sent his "heartfelt good wishes" to Boris Johnson on Monday after hearing that the British prime minister had been admitted to..
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Covid-19: WHO chief praises PM Modi's efforts to help the poor

The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for helping the poor and the vulnerable people of the society during the 21-day..
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Factbox: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

The World Health Organization (WHO) voiced deep concern on Wednesday about the rapid escalation and global spread of the coronavirus. "In the next few days, we will reach 1 million confirmed cases and..
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Spain’s coronavirus death toll rises above 10,000 overnight

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Number of global coronavirus cases to top 1,000,000 ‘in days’

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COVID-19: ‘You are not invincible,’ WHO chief tells young people

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No New COVID-19 Cases in Wuhan Provides Hope for World - WHO Chief

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