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WHO supremo Tedros urges China to to be more cooperative in finding the origin of COVID-19

Geneva: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has asked China to be more cooperative with the WHO's second phase of the investigation into the origins of Covid-19.

WHO concerned about transmissibility of Delta coronavirus variant, says Tedros

Moscow/Sputnik: The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about the transmissibility of the Delta coronavirus variant, first identified in India and now present in 85 countries, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday.

More transparency needed in investigating coronavirus origins: WHO Director-General Tedros

London/UNI: Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called on China to cooperate on the ongoing investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus.

WHO chief hails ‘monumental moment’ in COVID fight, as US throws support behind vaccine patent waiver

New York: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said the commitment announced by the United States administration to lift vaccine patent protections to help boost global supply, was a “monumental moment” in the battle to end the deadly pandemic.

WHO chief says pandemic treaty gaining momentum

Moscow/Sputnik: More world leaders have heeded the call from the World Health Organization to draw up a treaty on better pandemic preparedness, the UN agency's chief said Thursday.

Unless COVID is suppressed everywhere, we’ll be ‘back at square one’, Tedros warns

New York: The number of people who have received a COVID-19 vaccination now exceeds those reportedly infected, the head of the UN’s health agency said on Friday, while warning that after inoculating their own health workers and older people, countries must share doses with others, to eradicate the deadly coronavirus.

Fauci announces US intention to resume major role in global health

New York: The United States’ top medical official said on Thursday that the US will now join the World Health Organization’s global initiative to help poorer nations overcome COVID-19, in addition to a raft of new measures in support of access to universal healthcare, such as abortion services.

WHO's Tedros refutes new Japanese Coronavirus mutation more aggressive

Moscow/Sputnik: There is no evidence to suggest that the newly-detected Japanese mutation made the coronavirus more aggressive, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.

WHO chief begins 2021 with plea for ‘less politicking’ over health

New York: In a race to “save lives, livelihoods and end this pandemic”, the head of the UN heath agency said on Tuesday that it was important to remember COVID-19 was just one of a number of major disease outbreaks facing communities across the world.

China blocks WHO team from entering to study origins of coronavirus, Tedros feels 'disappointed'

Geneva: The World Health Organization has said China blocked the arrival of its team to probe the origin of the COVID-19 disease which has now spread across the world.

WHO, Bill Gates praise India for its 'decisive action' to combat COVID-19 pandemic 

New Delhi: The World Health Organization and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates have praised India for its leadership in scientific innovation and decisive action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

It isn’t over: WHO concerned at ‘growing perception’ COVID pandemic is passing

New York: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) sounded the alarm on Friday over the “growing perception” that the COVID-19 pandemic is over, despite exploding infection rates in some countries and enormous pressure growing on health services.

COVID-19: Consequences of ‘chronic under-investment in public health’ laid bare: Tedros

New York: A global chronic under-investment in public health has been exposed by the coronavirus pandemic, which must now lead to a major re-think in how all societies value health, said the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday.

COVID-19 has disrupted critical mental health services in 93 pc countries: WHO

New Delhi/UNI:  COVID-19 has disrupted or halted critical mental health services in 93 per cent of countries worldwide while the demand for mental health is increasing, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Global partnership to make available 120 million affordable, quality COVID-19 rapid tests for low- and middle-income countries: WHO

Geneva: A set of agreements to make available, for low and middle-income countries, affordable, high-quality COVID-19 antigen rapid tests were on Monday announced by the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. Organizations involved in the milestone agreement include the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), the Global Fund, Unitaid, and the World Health Organization (WHO).