WHO Chief Says Pandemic Not Over

“We’re still in the tunnel,” the WHO chief said.(File) Geneva: The head of the World Health Organization on Thursday tempered his assertion that the end of the Covid-19 pandemic was near, warning that declaring the crisis over was “still a long way off”. Last week, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters that the world had “never … Read more

WHO concerned over soaring diseases due to floods in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The World Health Organization has expressed fears about an impending second disaster of water-borne diseases in Pakistan in the wake of devastating floods that has wreaked havoc in several parts of the country. In a statement issued by WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesusthe global health watchdog said water supply was disrupted in flood-hit areas … Read more

End of Covid pandemic is ‘in sight’: WHO chief

GENEVA: The world has never been in a better position to end the Covid-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, his most optimistic outlook yet on the years-long health crisis which has killed over six million people. “We are not there yet. But the end is in sight,” WHO Director-General … Read more

Million Covid deaths in 2022: WHO

PARIS: The World Health Organization announced Thursday that a million people had died from Covid-19 in 2022, calling it a “tragic milestone” when all the tools existed to prevent deaths. Nearly 6.45 million deaths have been reported to the WHO since the virus was first detected in China in late 2019. But WHO chief Tedros … Read more

WHO chief laments fate of ‘starving’ relatives in Tigray

GENEVA: The World Health Organization chief made a passionate appeal for his embattled home region of Tigray in Ethiopia on Thursday, saying he has relatives he cannot communicate with or send money to amid a blockade by government forces. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in some of his most personal comments about the region that erupted in … Read more

Amid Monkeypox Surge, WHO Urges “Reducing Number Of Sexual Partners”

98 percent of cases have occurred in men who have sex with men. (Filet) Geneva: As monkeypox cases arise globally, the World Health Organization called Wednesday on the group currently most affected by the virus — men who have sex with men — to limit their sexual partners. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who last … Read more

New York asks WHO to re-name ‘stigmatizing’ monkeypox

NEW YORK: New York City asked the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday to rename the monkeypox virus to avoid stigmatizing patients who might then hold off on seeking care. New York has seen more cases of the disease, which the WHO declared a global health emergency over the weekend, than any other city in … Read more

From Beginnings In Africa To Global Spread

Monkeypox is related to the deadly smallpox virus. Geneva: As monkeypox infections jump around the world, prompting a scramble for vaccines, AFP looks at how the disease has spread since first appearing in Africa in the 1970s. The World Health Organization on Saturday declared the outbreak, which has affected nearly 16,000 people in 72 countries, … Read more

Is Monkeypox Global Health Emergency? WHO Experts Split On Decision: Report

WHO is due to hold a news conference at 1300 GMT today to announce the decision. London: Members of a World Health Organization (WHO) expert group are split over whether the monkeypox outbreak represents a global health emergency, but the agency’s director-general may still issue the maximum alert on Saturday, two sources close to the … Read more