Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (10 July 2020)

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, today (10 Jul) told reporters that the WHO is “looking into the origins of the virus,” and said two WHO experts will meet with Chinese scientists to “learn about the progress made in understanding the animal reservoir for COVID-19 and how the disease jumped between animals and … Read more Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (10 July 2020)

WHO Warns Coronavirus Pandemic Is ‘Accelerating’

The emergencies chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said the coronavirus is continuing to gain pace globally and noted a marked increase in the number of daily cases being reported, warning that a spike in deaths could be soon to follow. “In April and May, we were dealing with 100,000 cases a day,” said … Read more WHO Warns Coronavirus Pandemic Is ‘Accelerating’

Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (07 July 2020)

Originally broadcast live on the 7th of July 2020, the daily press briefing on coronavirus COVID-19, direct from WHO Headquarters, 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.

Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (22 June 2020)

Originally broadcast live on the 22nd of June 2020, the daily press briefing on coronavirus COVID-19, direct from WHO Headquarters, Geneva Switzerland with Dr Tedros WHO Director-General, Dr Micheal Ryan, Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Programme, Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, Technical lead COVID-19, WHO Health Emergencies Programme, Dr Janet Diaz, Head of Clinical Care … Read more Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (22 June 2020)

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

Live from WHO Headquarters – COVID-19 daily press briefing 08 June 2020

Originally broadcast live on 08 June 2020, the daily press briefing on coronavirus COVID-19, direct from WHO Headquarters, 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.

Live from WHO Headquarters – COVID-19 daily press briefing 05 June 2020

Originally broadcast live on 05 June 2020, the daily press briefing on coronavirus COVID-19, direct from WHO Headquarters, 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.

Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (01 June 2020)

Broadcast from Geneva Switzerland with Dr Tedros WHO Director-General, Dr Micheal Ryan, Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Programme, Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, Technical lead COVID-19, WHO Health Emergencies Programme, Dr Soumya Swaminathan, WHO Scientist and Prof Hanan H. Balkhy, Assistant Director General, Antimicrobial Resistance.

Live from WHO Headquarters – COVID-19 daily press briefing 01 June 2020

Following a technical problem on the livestream of 01 June 2020 daily press briefing on coronavirus COVID-19, this file is the full file of the press conference. Broadcast 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 … Read more Live from WHO Headquarters – COVID-19 daily press briefing 01 June 2020

Dr Mike Ryan and Dr Maria Van Kerkhove

The best way to ensure cases of COVID-19 are on a downward trajectory is to put strong testing, disease surveillance and public health measures in place. Dr Micheal Ryan, Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Programme, and Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, Technical lead COVID-19, WHO Health Emergencies Programme Watch the full press conference from 25 … Read more Dr Mike Ryan and Dr Maria Van Kerkhove

Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (25 May 2020)

Originally broadcast live on the 25th of May 2020, the daily press briefing on coronavirus COVID-19, direct from WHO Headquarters, 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.

Free COVID-19 online courses on OpenWHO

Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s technical lead for COVID-19, presents the free online courses available on OpenWHO.org to support the response to the coronavirus disease pandemic. The platform’s COVID-19 trainings are hosted on 2 learning channels: one channel for courses in the 6 official UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) and a … Read more Free COVID-19 online courses on OpenWHO

WHO Warns of ‘Second Peak’ to First Wave of Coronavirus

World Health Organization (WHO) officials have warned that the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak could include a second peak. It warned countries – even those that had successfully suppressed the virus and are relaxing restrictions put in place to combat the disease it causes – to remain “on high alert”. “We may get a … Read more WHO Warns of ‘Second Peak’ to First Wave of Coronavirus