Effects of coronavirus pandemic will be felt for decades: World Health Organization

GENEVA — The global coronavirus outbreak is the sort of disaster whose effects will last far into the future, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday. … Read More

WHO head rejects U.S. criticism questioning his independence

GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization said on Thursday that reported comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo questioning his independence were untrue and would not … Read More

Indigenous people especially ‘vulnerable’ to coronavirus pandemic, WHO warns

Indigenous communities comprising half a million people around the world are especially vulnerable to the new coronavirus pandemic due to often poor living conditions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned … Read More

Coronavirus: WHO slams ‘mixed messages’ from world leaders on COVID-19

The World Health Organization’s chief on Monday slammed some government leaders for eroding public trust by sending mixed messages on the coronavirus and warned that their failures to stop their … Read More

Trump tells WHO he’ll make funding freeze permanent unless ‘improvements’ are made

U.S. President Donald Trump told the World Health Organization’s leader that he plans to make his temporary funding freeze to the WHO permanent unless “substantive improvements” are made, widening the … Read More

Coronavirus: WHO agrees to independent probe of how it handled pandemic

The World Health Organization bowed to calls Monday from most of its member states to launch an independent evaluation of how it managed the international response to the coronavirus, which … Read More

New Ebola case in Congo days before officials intended to declare end of outbreak

BENI, Congo — A new case of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in eastern Congo, just three days before the country expected to declare an end to the outbreak, … Read More

Don’t politicize coronavirus unless you want ‘many more body bags’: WHO director-general

The director-general of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned world leaders to not politicize the response to COVID-19, saying doing so will lead to more deaths. Tedros … Read More

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