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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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Covid update: Pranab Mukherjee infected; WHO on virus; Yediyurappa recovers [Video]

Covid update: Pranab Mukherjee infected; WHO on virus; Yediyurappa recovers

From former Indian President getting infected to Karnataka Chief Minister recovering from Covid-19, here are the top updates on coronavirus pandemic. Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee tested..

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Covid update: Ayodhya priest worried; South Korea on India, vaccines; gym rules [Video]

Covid update: Ayodhya priest worried; South Korea on India, vaccines; gym rules

From another Ayodhya priest testing positive days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, to the government issuing guidelines for gymnasiums and yoga centres ahead of their reopening from..

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WHO warns there might never be a 'silver bullet' to defeat virus [Video]

WHO warns there might never be a 'silver bullet' to defeat virus

The head of the World Health Organisation warned on Monday that althoughseveral coronavirus vaccines were in advanced stages of clinical trial, "thereis no silver bullet for the moment and there might..

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World Health Organisation: Covid-19 is still accelerating [Video]

World Health Organisation: Covid-19 is still accelerating

World Health Organisation director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warnedthat despite six months passing since WHO declared Covid-19 a global healthcrisis, the virus is continuing to accelerate..

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WHO Chief Says Lack of Unity Is a Bigger Threat Than COVID-19 [Video]

WHO Chief Says Lack of Unity Is a Bigger Threat Than COVID-19

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave a passionate speech at a COVID-19 briefing in Geneva on Thursday.

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World Health Organisation calls on governments to unite amid coronavirus pandemic [Video]

World Health Organisation calls on governments to unite amid coronavirus pandemic

World Health Organisation director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus calls on governments to unite admid the coronavirus pandemic.

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WHO: Covid-19 crisis has brought out the best and worst in humanity [Video]

WHO: Covid-19 crisis has brought out the best and worst in humanity

Credit: World Health OrganisationWith more than 500,000 people dead and over 10 million confirmed Covid-19 cases worldwide, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said this is "a moment..

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WHO expects to see worldwide Covid-19 cases reach 10 million within next week [Video]

WHO expects to see worldwide Covid-19 cases reach 10 million within next week

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that it expects to see the number of cases of Covid-19 reach 10 million within the next week.Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general, told a press..

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WHO Cheif says the greatest threat during the pandemic is "lack of global solidarity" [Video]

WHO Cheif says the greatest threat during the pandemic is "lack of global solidarity"

The greatest threat from the Covid-19 pandemic is not the coronavirus itself but a "lack of global solidarity" in confronting it, the World Health Organization chief warned on Monday. Tedros Adhanom..

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World entering 'dangerous phase' with coronavirus: WHO [Video]

World entering 'dangerous phase' with coronavirus: WHO

The WHO director general on Friday warned that the world has entered a "dangerous" new pandemic phase and that the spread of the coronavirus is accelerating. Gavino Garay has more.

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Pandemic spreading faster in Americas, south Asia, Middle East - WHO [Video]

Pandemic spreading faster in Americas, south Asia, Middle East - WHO

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, with Thursday's 150,000 new cases the highest in a single day and nearly half of those in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday..

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WHO sees "green shoots" of hope in pandemic [Video]

WHO sees "green shoots" of hope in pandemic

Signs of hope have started to show in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but it added that countries must continue to work on prevention..

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WHO to update COVID-19 guidance for steroid drug [Video]

WHO to update COVID-19 guidance for steroid drug

[NFA] The World Health Organization said it was moving to update its guidelines on treating people stricken with COVID-19 to reflect results of a clinical trial that showed a cheap, common steroid can..

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WHO creates foundation to tap new funding sources

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WHO pauses trial of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns

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China says WHO chief has done a good job

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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WHO has worked 'day and night' on pandemic, funding lags: Tedros tells board

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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 warns countries against hurried lifting of COVID-19 lockdown measures

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How deadly is the coronavirus?

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Advance team of WHO experts arrives in China to probe coronavirus

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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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