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US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarises activists
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US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarises activists

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organisation, was 'concerned and disappointed' by the ruling, and said it reduces both 'women's rights and access to health care'

India's one million all-women ASHA volunteers honoured by WHO
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India's one million all-women ASHA volunteers honoured by WHO

The more than 1 million female volunteers were honoured for their crucial role in linking the community with the health system, to ensure those living in rural poverty get access to primary health care services, said WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

North Korea COVID-19 outbreak: Kim Jong Un accuses officials of 'immature' in early handling in outbreak
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North Korea COVID-19 outbreak: Kim Jong Un accuses officials of 'immature' in early handling in outbreak

North Korea's anti-virus headquarters said 62 people have died and more than 1.7 million have fallen ill amid a rapid spread of 'fever' since late April. More than a million people recovered but at least 691,170 remain in quarantine

WHO's centre in India aims to strengthen 'evidence-based traditional medicine'
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WHO's centre in India aims to strengthen 'evidence-based traditional medicine'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced USD 250 million investment to establish the centre with an interim office and a 10-year commitment for operating costs

2022 FIFA World Cup will be a ‘benchmark for future sporting events of this scale’, says Gianni Infantino
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2022 FIFA World Cup will be a ‘benchmark for future sporting events of this scale’, says Gianni Infantino

The same message was given by World Health Organisation director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who highlighted the "unique challenges" faced by organisers because of the pandemic.

World can end COVID emergency this year, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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World can end COVID emergency this year, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

To do so, countries need to work harder to ensure equitable access to vaccines and treatment, track the virus and its emerging variants, and keep restrictions in place, he warned

Ending vaccine inequity key to ending COVID-19, says WHO chief
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Ending vaccine inequity key to ending COVID-19, says WHO chief

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says that by reaching the global target of vaccinating 70 percent of people in all countries by the middle of 2022, the world might see the end of the pandemic

Omicron and Delta variants leading to 'tsunami' of cases, adding pressure on health system: WHO chief
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Omicron and Delta variants leading to 'tsunami' of cases, adding pressure on health system: WHO chief

The WHO said new global cases had risen by 11 percent last week due to the 'twin threats', while the United States and France both registered record daily case numbers on Wednesday

'Our job is not yet done': Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus set to stay on as WHO chief
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'Our job is not yet done': Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus set to stay on as WHO chief

In his application letter, Tedros said COVID-19 had 'ravaged the world' and in the second term, he wanted to ensure the planet was 'truly ready' to deal with another such crisis

WHO pushes back decision on Covaxin's EUL again, seeks more data
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WHO pushes back decision on Covaxin's EUL again, seeks more data

The UN health body said that the TAG expects to reconvene for the final risk-benefit assessment on 3 November

PM Modi interacts with beneficiaries, healthcare workers as India hits 100 crore vaccine milestone
India

PM Modi interacts with beneficiaries, healthcare workers as India hits 100 crore vaccine milestone

Narendra Modi visited the vaccination centre at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital after the milestone was achieved

WHO chief congratulates PM Modi, healthworkers as India hits 100 crore vaccine milestone
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WHO chief congratulates PM Modi, healthworkers as India hits 100 crore vaccine milestone

India took 279 days to administer 100 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses. According to official sources, over 75 percent of India's all eligible adult population has been administered with at least the first dose

Tedros Adhanom, Mansukh Mandaviya discuss emergency use listing of Covaxin on phone call
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Tedros Adhanom, Mansukh Mandaviya discuss emergency use listing of Covaxin on phone call

The WHO director general said he also discussed vaccine equity issues, resumption of SII/AstraZeneca vaccine supplies, Covaxin EUL process and technology and license sharing through C-TAP

WHO chief and Health Minister discuss Covaxin's EUL, vaccine equity and supplying COVAX during virtual call
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WHO chief and Health Minister discuss Covaxin's EUL, vaccine equity and supplying COVAX during virtual call

India will resume export of surplus COVID-19 vaccines in the fourth quarter of 2021 under the Vaccine Maitri' programme and to meet its commitment to the COVAX global pool.

'Crime'demic in Congo: How WHO workers unleashed a sex for service norm during Ebola mission
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'Crime'demic in Congo: How WHO workers unleashed a sex for service norm during Ebola mission

An inquiry commission found that women had been promised jobs in exchange for relationships or had been sexually exploited in order to keep jobs

WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus nominated by France, Germany for second term
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WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus nominated by France, Germany for second term

A diplomatic official in Geneva, speaking on condition of anonymity because she was not authorised to speak publicly about the matter, said 15 other European Union members joined in nominating Tedros.

Why securing a second term as WHO chief won't be easy for Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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Why securing a second term as WHO chief won't be easy for Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The 56-year-old has faced criticism from US and China over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic

WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus hails India's decision to resume COVID vaccine exports
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WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus hails India's decision to resume COVID vaccine exports

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has said vaccinating Indian citizens remains the topmost priority of the government

US, France, Germany rebuff WHO's plea for moratorium on COVID-19 vaccine booster jabs
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US, France, Germany rebuff WHO's plea for moratorium on COVID-19 vaccine booster jabs

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus had urged the countries and companies controlling the supply of doses to prioritise addressing the inequity in vaccine distribution between rich and poor nations

Tokyo Olympics 2020: WHO leader Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says COVID-19 risk inevitable at Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: WHO leader Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says COVID-19 risk inevitable at Games

Tokyo Olympics should not be judged by the tally of COVID-19 cases that arise because eliminating risk is impossible, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.