Attending the G20 Summit in Gujarat, India, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) praised India for advancing health coverage and schemes. Dr Tedros made the remarks while addressing the inauguration ceremony of the ongoing G20 Health Ministers' Meeting, and extended gratitude to India for its gracious hospitality and visionary leadership in hosting the G20 Summit. He also appreciated the… read-more
The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, issued a warning that the world must get ready for the next pandemic, which might be "even deadlier" than the COVID-19 pandemic, at a time when COVID cases are somewhat stabilising around the world. "The end of COVID-19 as a global health emergency is not the end of COVID-19 as a global health threat," Mr Tedros said.
The Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the COVID-19 pandemic can end in 2022 if the International community takes all comprehensive measures. During the opening of the 150th session of the WHO Executive Board on January 24, Tedros said, "The WHO continues to work nationally, regionally, and globally". He added that we should learn lessons from the pandemic and develop solutions for future emergencies.
After two unsuccessful visits of WHO officials to China, WHO is set to relaunch probe into investigation of the origin of the pandemic. The new team of 20 members ranges experts from scientists, specialists, animal disease experts to geneticists. In absence of a concrete response from China, the new team is likely to face stiff resistance from Chinese authorities. However, after over two years, collecting raw data remains a challenge.
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Following India’s completion of 10 million vaccine doses, on August 27 against Covid-19, the chief scientist of the WHO, Dr Soumya Swaminathan congratulated India on the achievement. "India achieves 50% coverage (at least one dose) of adult populn - > 620 million doses administered, 10 million in the past day! Congratulations to the thousands of personnel involved,” tweeted Swaminathan. The government wants to complete the adult… read-more
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WHO is likely to take a call on emergency use listing of India's homegrown 'Covaxin' developed by Bharat Biotech in four to six weeks, Chief WHO Scientist Dr. Soumy Swaminathan said. The safety data, complete trial data, and manufacturing quality data for approval have been submitted by Bharat Biotech for review. Covaxin is now accepted in 16 countries and has shown 77.8% efficiency against symptomatic infection, as per reports.
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Addressing the 74th World Health Assembly, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on May 31 said, "one day the COVID-19 pandemic will be behind us." Citing the post-COVID impact, Ghebreyesus said the psychological scars will remain for those who lost their loved ones. It was letting go of the small vulnerabilities that allowed a small outbreak to become a pandemic, he added. He further emphasised on joint action and pandemic treaty.
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Appreciating India's actions against COVID-19, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on January 5 posted a message on Twitter lauding the country's approval for COVID vaccines. Dr Tedros praised India's steps towards ending the pandemic. He tweeted, "As the world's largest vaccine producer it's well placed to do so.” Tagging PM Narendra Modi's Twitter handle, he stated that unitedly "we" can bring "safe" and "effective" vaccines for the people… read-more
The WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus on December 27 said that the COVID-19 will not be the last pandemic. Hinting towards the environmental degradation, Tedros added that without tackling climate change, all the efforts to improve human health will be "doomed". In his virtual address at the first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness, he also criticized the move of throwing cash for handling the current pandemic but doing nothing for… read-more
India's mobile application for COVID-19 contact tracing, 'Aarogya Setu' has garnered appreciation globally. The World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, while speaking at a media briefing, said that the application helped the city public health departments in identifying COVID-19 clusters, which in-turn provided a basis to “expand testing in a targeted way.” Reportedly, 'Aarogya Setu' which was launched in… read-more