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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is an Ethiopian politician, academic, and public-health authority who since 2017 has been Director-General of the World Health Organization.

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WHO says excess amount of salt intake causes 30 lakh deaths every year
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WHO says excess amount of salt intake causes 30 lakh deaths every year

Excessive salt intake in foods can cause heart disease and stroke. The World Health Organization on Wednesday issued a ...

Monumental moment in fight against COVID-19, says WHO chief after US announces support for vaccine patent waiver
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Monumental moment in fight against COVID-19, says WHO chief after US announces support for vaccine patent waiver

Lauding the United States for extending support to waiving patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines amid the global health crisis, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus termed the Biden administration's decision as "powerful example of US leadership to address global health challenges".

India's COVID-19 situation 'beyond heartbreaking', says WHO chief
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India's COVID-19 situation 'beyond heartbreaking', says WHO chief

Highlighting that several countries are still experiencing intense COVID-19 transmission, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that situation in India is "beyond heartbreaking".

'Truly' independent probe needed as WHO was focused on 'pleasing' Beijing: Ex-US official on COVID-19 origins study
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'Truly' independent probe needed as WHO was focused on 'pleasing' Beijing: Ex-US official on COVID-19 origins study

The recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report on the origin of coronavirus has shown that the world health body was more focused on pleasing Beijing, said a former US National Security Council's senior director for counterproliferation and biodefense, adding that a "truly" independent investigation is needed to prevent the next pandemic.

Tedros extends condolences to kin of women medics killed in Afghanistan's Jalalabad
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Tedros extends condolences to kin of women medics killed in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday extended condolences to the kin of the polio vaccinators who were killed while on duty in Afghanistan.

UN Security Council calls for cease-fires to speed up COVID-19 vaccinations
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UN Security Council calls for cease-fires to speed up COVID-19 vaccinations

The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously passed a resolution calling on all member states to support a "sustained humanitarian pause" to local conflicts, in order to allow for COVID-19 vaccinations.

UN Security Council calls for cease-fires to speed up COVID-19 vaccinations
International

UN Security Council calls for cease-fires to speed up COVID-19 vaccinations

The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously passed a resolution calling on all member states to support a "sustained humanitarian pause" to local conflicts, in order to allow for COVID-19 vaccinations.

WHO warns unequal COVID-19 vaccine distribution can lead to global risk
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WHO warns unequal COVID-19 vaccine distribution can lead to global risk

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Friday urged countries and drugmakers to help speed up the manufacture and distribution of vaccines across the globe, warning that the world could be "back at square one" if some countries went ahead with their vaccination campaigns and left others behind.

US to become participant in COVAX high-level council
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US to become participant in COVAX high-level council

The United States will switch from observer to participant in the Facilitation Council of the COVAX vaccine distribution tool, said Colin McIff, a senior official at the US Department of Health and Human Services, on Tuesday.

WHO Director lauds India for progress in reducing number of COVID-19 cases
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WHO Director lauds India for progress in reducing number of COVID-19 cases

The number of coronavirus cases in India have been steadily declining. In this context, India has now been praised ...

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