Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO chief to be confirmed for 2nd term after no opposition

No other candidate challenged Tedros for the post amid the ongoing difficulties of responding to the devastating coronavirus pandemic.

published on : 24th May 2022

WHO chief: Focus on Ukraine shows bias against Black lives

Tedros acknowledged that the war in Ukraine is globally significant, but asked if other crises are being accorded enough attention. 

published on : 14th April 2022

Two years into Covid-19 outbreak, pandemic is far from over: WHO

Although reported cases and deaths are declining globally, and several countries have lifted restrictions, the pandemic is far from over, says Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

published on : 10th March 2022

WHO says it's probing alleged racism, abuse by top director

The WHO staffers who first reported the claims of abuse said they have not been informed of any investigation.

published on : 31st January 2022

WHO chief makes case for 2nd term as Ethiopia criticizes him

Recently, Tedros, an ethnic Tigrayan, has come under new criticism from Ethiopia's government, which has been fighting militants in Tigray, for his comments on Twitter.

published on : 26th January 2022

WHO counts 18 million virus cases last week as omicron slows

Some regions appear to be out of the worst of the latest omicron wave but “not all countries are out of the woods yet," says WHO Director-General.

published on : 19th January 2022

Omicron causing hospitalisations, deaths worldwide: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO said that Omicron variant of the coronavirus is causing hospitalisations and deaths the world over, and the narrative that it is a mild disease is misleading.

published on : 19th January 2022

UN-backed COVAX program delivers 1 billion doses to poorer countries

A shipment of 1.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Rwanda on Saturday included the billionth dose supplied via the COVAX program, the U.N. health agency said.

published on : 16th January 2022

'He spread harmful misinformation': Ethiopia objects to alleged misconduct of WHO chief

Tedros, an ethnic Tigrayan, has repeatedly deplored the situation in his home country and called for humanitarian access to the conflict-ridden region of Ethiopia.

published on : 14th January 2022

Two years of COVID-19: Experts hope to end pandemic crisis by 2022

It may seem like a far-off reality, as countries impose fresh restrictions to address the fast-spreading new variant and surging cases and a depressing feeling of deja vu sets in.

published on : 27th December 2021

'Situation precarious': WHO bats for legally-binding global accord to fight Omicron Covid variant

The gathering is aimed at devising a global action plan toward preventing, preparing and responding to future pandemics.

published on : 29th November 2021

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus runs unopposed for second five-year term

The World Health Organization said that its director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is running unopposed for a second five-year term.

published on : 29th October 2021

France, Germany nominate WHO chief Tedros for a second term

Tedros, who goes by his first name, has been in the global spotlight over the organisation's response to the coronavirus pandemic over the last 19 months.

published on : 24th September 2021

Covid vaacination: WHO head opposes 'widespread' use of boosters

Tedros says he’s called for a moratorium on booster shots at least until the end of September “to allow those countries that are furthest behind to catch up.”

published on : 2nd September 2021

WHO head calls for two-month vaccine booster moratorium

Several countries including the United States, Israel,  as well as others in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, are already offering or planning to offer their populations COVID-19 booster shots.

published on : 23rd August 2021