Dr Tedros talks about a peak in coronavirus cases – 22 June 2020

It seems that almost every day we reach a new & grim record of COVID-19 cases: -Over 183k new cases were reported on 21 June 2020 -Over 8.8 million cases have now been reported globally & almost half a million people have lost their lives. We continue to urge all countries to double down on … Read more Dr Tedros talks about a peak in coronavirus cases – 22 June 2020

Mr Bean helps WHO spread the word on how to protect yourself from COVID-19

Practicing hand hygiene, correct cough etiquette, physical distancing and knowing your symptoms are among the main ways people can protect themselves from COVID-19. The creators of the Mr Bean animated character are lending their support to the World Health Organization to raise awareness on these simple yet essential measures to prevent infection from the new … Read more Mr Bean helps WHO spread the word on how to protect yourself from COVID-19

A healthy diet, a healthier world

Today there is a new nutrition reality. It is a reality where undernutrition (such as micronutrient deficiencies, stunting and wasting) , overweight, obesity and diet-related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes and cancer now coexist in the same countries, communities, households and even individuals. This is what is called the double burden of malnutrition which impacts … Read more A healthy diet, a healthier world

Dr Tedros address to graduates at Tsinghua University School fo Economics and Management

“Last week I spoke to students graduating from @CUNY & today to graduates of the Tsinghua University School fo Economics and Management – my request: that wherever their careers take them, to work as ambassadors for our shared humanity.” WHO Director-General Dr Tedros All Dr Tedros speeches: https://www.who.int/dg/speeches Learn more about WHO’s work on COVID-19 … Read more Dr Tedros address to graduates at Tsinghua University School fo Economics and Management

Dr Tedros and Filipe Grandi talk about COVID-19 and refugees

Today is World Refugee Day – an important moment to highlight the risks of COVID-19 for some of the world’s most vulnerable people. “Refugees are particularly at risk of COVID-19 because they often have limited access to adequate shelter, water, nutrition, sanitation, and health services. We have a shared duty to do everything we can … Read more Dr Tedros and Filipe Grandi talk about COVID-19 and refugees

Live from WHO Headquarters – COVID-19 daily press briefing 19June 2020

Broadcast on 19 June 2020, direct from Geneva Switzerland with Dr Tedros WHO Director-General, Dr Micheal Ryan, Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Programme, and Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, Technical lead COVID-19, WHO Health Emergencies Programme as well as Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. They were joined by video link with Dr … Read more Live from WHO Headquarters – COVID-19 daily press briefing 19June 2020

GCRF Workshop on the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic in Low-and Middle-Income Countries

LIVESTREAM of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences workshop on the response to the current COVID-19 pandemic in Low- and Middle- Income Countries, held in collaboration with several Academies and organisations: Argentina; Brazil; India; Malaysia; the Philippines; South Africa; and The African Academy of Sciences. For all media and press enquiries relating to this workshop, … Read more GCRF Workshop on the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic in Low-and Middle-Income Countries

Safe Hands: Clean your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, we all need to “Do the 5”. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds; cover your mouth with your bent elbow whenever you cough or sneeze; avoid touching your face; avoid crowded places and keep a safe distance from others; and stay … Read more Safe Hands: Clean your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer

Safe Hands: Clean your hands with soap and water

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, we all need to “Do the 5”. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 40 seconds; cover your mouth with your bent elbow whenever you cough or sneeze; avoid touching your face; avoid crowded places and keep a safe distance from others; and stay … Read more Safe Hands: Clean your hands with soap and water

Remarks from WHO’s Dr Michael Ryan at World Economic Forum event on May 13, 2020

WHO’s Executive Director for the Health Emergencies Programme,, Dr Michael Ryan, dispels the false dichotomy between a healthy society and a healthy economy. In essence, only a careful and measured exit strategy from the current lockdowns will save lives at the same time as protect against a potential repeated series of lockdowns, which would be … Read more Remarks from WHO’s Dr Michael Ryan at World Economic Forum event on May 13, 2020

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

What do you know about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that is causing a health emergency? Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus that … Read more Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Self-care interventions for health

Self-care interventions for health can transform health systems and accelerate progress to advance universal health coverage (UHC). This approach views people as powerful decision-makers in their own health, promoting autonomy and agency within a supportive health care system. WHO’s first consolidated guideline on self-care interventions for health acknowledges the critical importance of self care in … Read more Self-care interventions for health