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Director-General of the World Health Organization, former Minister in Ethiopia

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Tedros Adhanom: Director-General of the World Health Organization, former Minister in Ethiopia
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is an Ethiopian biologist, public health researcher and official who has served since 2017 as Director-General of the World Health Organization. Tedros is the first non-physician and first African in the role; he was endorsed by the African Union. He has held two high-level positions in the government of Ethiopia: Minister of Health from 2005 to 2012 and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2016.

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WHO Chief Slams ‘Unethical’ Use of Herd Immunity as COVID-19 Response [Video]

WHO Chief Slams ‘Unethical’ Use of Herd Immunity as COVID-19 Response

On Monday, the head of the World Health Organisation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, spoke about COVID-19 during a virtual press briefing.

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Rapid COVID-19 tests that give results 'in minutes' to be rolled out in poorer countries [Video]

Rapid COVID-19 tests that give results 'in minutes' to be rolled out in poorer countries

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hailed the tests, which he said provide reliable results in approximately 15 to 30 minutes, as “good news” in the fight against COVID-19.

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‘Covid-19 vaccines will be available to all countries on equitable basis’: WHO Chief [Video]

‘Covid-19 vaccines will be available to all countries on equitable basis’: WHO Chief

Health Ministers from member countries of the World Health Organisation (WHO) South-East Asia Region participated in a session to discuss measures to contain the Covid-19 outbreak. The 73rd Regional..

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COVID vaccines will be available to all countries on equitable basis: WHO DG [Video]

COVID vaccines will be available to all countries on equitable basis: WHO DG

"We hope to have good news about vaccine for COVID-19, once vaccines are available it will be available to all countries on equitable basis," said Director-General of WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus..

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‘Vacine nationalism will prolong Covid-19 pandemic, not shorten it’: WHO chief [Video]

‘Vacine nationalism will prolong Covid-19 pandemic, not shorten it’: WHO chief

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday that "vaccine nationalism" would only slow the effort to quash the pandemic and called for vaccines to be used fairly and effectively...

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'The virus is real...it moves fast and it kills' -WHO [Video]

'The virus is real...it moves fast and it kills' -WHO

Addressing demonstrators who took to the streets across Europe, including in Berlin, Paris and London, on Saturday (August 29) in protest against coronavirus restrictions, WHO Director General Tedros..

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World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has done a good job and countries with decency will support the body, the Chinese government's top diplomat Wang Yi said on Sunday.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has worked non-stop since the novel coronavirus emerged, informing its 194 member states of its evolution and providing technical advice, its director-general said..
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WHO will continue to lead global fight against pandemic, Tedros vows

The World Health Organization will continue to lead the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic which "threatens to tear at the fabric of international cooperation", its chief said on Tuesday.
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WHO chief 'shocked and appalled' by Afghan clinic attack

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday he was "shocked and appalled" by an attack on a maternity clinic run by the international humanitarian organisation..
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WHO says COVID-19 emergency declaration gave world 'enough time'

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Reopening wet food markets must conform to strict standards: WHO

Any "wet markets" that are allowed to reopen after coronavirus lockdowns must conform to stringent food and hygiene standards, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told..
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WHO head dismisses suggestions he's too close to China

World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus dismissed suggestions that his agency was too close to China after criticism by U.S. President Donald Trump.
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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Gheybresus sent his "heartfelt good wishes" to Boris Johnson on Monday after hearing that the British prime minister had been admitted to..
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The World Health Organization (WHO) is finalizing arrangements for Chinese suppliers to export protective gear for health workers and aims to build a "continuous pipeline", WHO director-general Tedros..
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The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) urged all countries on Thursday to "double down" in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
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World Health Organization describes coronavirus outbreak as pandemic

The World Health Organization sees the outbreak of the new coronavirus as a pandemic, Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday.
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Threat of coronavirus pandemic 'has become very real': WHO's Tedros

The coronavirus is closer to causing a pandemic but outbreaks in countries can still be controlled through a combination of containment and mitigation measures, the World Health Organization (WHO) said..
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Coronavirus more deadly than flu but containable: WHO's Tedros

About 3.4% of confirmed cases of COVID-19 have died, far above seasonal flu's fatality rate of under 1%, but the novel coronavirus can be contained, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said..
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South Korea, Iran, Italy and Japan greatest concern: WHO's Tedros

The epidemics in South Korea, Italy, Iran and Japan are the World Health Organization's greatest concern, the body's chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.
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Coronavirus spread 'deeply concerning' but not a pandemic: WHO's Tedros

The sudden rise in novel coronavirus cases in Italy, Iran and South Korea is "deeply concerning", but the virus can still be contained and does not amount to a pandemic, the World Health Organization..
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World must act fast to contain coronavirus: WHO's Tedros

The window of opportunity to contain wider international spread of the epidemic of the new coronavirus disease is closing, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday, after cases were..
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WHO reports 92 cases of human-to-human coronavirus cases outside China

There have been 92 cases of human-to-human spread of the coronavirus in 12 countries outside China but the World Health Organization does not have the data to make comparisons with China, WHO chief..
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'Every scenario on the table' in China virus outbreak: WHO's Tedros

The latest data provided by China on people infected with coronavirus indicates a decline in new cases but "every scenario is still on the table" in terms of the epidemic's evolution, the World Health..
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WHO chief says coronavirus still an emergency for China

The coronavirus outbreak is still an emergency for China and it is impossible to tell where the epidemic will spread, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, said..
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Vaccine for new coronavirus 'COVID-19' could be ready in 18 months: WHO

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Advance team of WHO experts arrives in China to probe coronavirus

An advance World Health Organization team of medical experts arrived in China on Monday to investigate the coronavirus outbreak, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in Geneva.
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World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday that 80% of China's coronavirus cases are in the central Hubei province, and that not all provinces have been affected.
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