WHO chief

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

WHO chief scientist welcomes India's decision to restart COVID-19 vaccine exports

Union health minister announced Government of India will resume Vaccine Maitri, an initiative to provide Covid vaccines to countries around the world and also fulfil its responsibility under Covax. 

published on : 21st September 2021

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus concedes 'slow' response to Congo sex abuse claims

Diplomats have already pressed WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the issue behind closed-doors.

published on : 28th May 2021

India's COVID situation hugely concerning, says WHO Chief; calls second year of pandemic 'far more deadly'

Ghebreyesus added that the WHO is responding to the COVID-19 surge in India and has shipped thousands of oxygen concentrators, tents for mobile field hospitals, masks and other medical supplies.

published on : 14th May 2021

WHO chief calls growth in virus cases 'worrying'

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the number of new cases “is approaching the highest rate of infection that we have seen so far in the pandemic.”

published on : 16th April 2021