Trump’s WHO Exit Threatens Polio, Tuberculosis Fights Along With Covid

Global efforts to control polio and tuberculosis stand to suffer alongside the battle against the pandemic as a result of U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans to withdraw from the World Health Organization. Trump’s decision last week to terminate the U.S. relationship with the global health body, about a month after he halted funding, leaves many … Read more Trump’s WHO Exit Threatens Polio, Tuberculosis Fights Along With Covid

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

Creation of the WHO Foundation

WHO welcomes the creation of the WHO Foundation, an independent grant-making entity headquartered in Geneva, that will support our efforts to address the most pressing global health challenges. The WHO Foundation will provide funds to WHO & partners to deliver on the Organization’s “triple billion” goals: – protect 1 billion people from health emergencies – … Read more Creation of the WHO Foundation

Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (27 May 2020)

Originally broadcast live on the 27th 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 Prof Thomas Zeltner, Founder of the WHO Foundation.

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.

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

Live from WHO Headquarters – COVID-19 daily press briefing 25 MAY 2020

Originally broadcast live on 25 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 along with special guests for Africa Day.

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

Originally broadcast live on the 22nd 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.

“Yemen is really on the brink right now” – Humanitarian Affairs Office (Geneva, 22 May 2020)

Without additional funding, war-torn Yemen will be left to fight the Covid-19 pandemic with a collapsed health system, warned today the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Epidemiologists estimate that the virus could spread faster, more widely and with deadlier consequences in some of the world’s most vulnerable populations than in many … Read more “Yemen is really on the brink right now” – Humanitarian Affairs Office (Geneva, 22 May 2020)

WHO Warns Against Covid-19 Misinformation

Dr. Michael Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme, on importance of combating misinformation regarding Covid-19 “Balancing our ability to communicate effectively is equally a vaccine against bad information,” he said Friday, May 22, in Geneva. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake on … Read more WHO Warns Against Covid-19 Misinformation

Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (20 May 2020)

Originally broadcast live on 20h 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.

Trump Threatens to Exit WHO, Leaving Xi to Lead Virus Fight

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw altogether from the World Health Organization, a move that would leave Chinese leader Xi Jinping as the most prominent voice leading the global fight against the pandemic. In a four-page letter detailing his grievances with the WHO, Trump called on the group to “demonstrate independence from China,” renewing … Read more Trump Threatens to Exit WHO, Leaving Xi to Lead Virus Fight

Syria: ‘Violence continues with risk of escalation’, Special Envoy Syria – Security Council Briefing

UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen reported that violence continues across the country with a constant risk of escalation “which could unravel existing arrangement” and said, “We must at all costs avoid reversion to the all-out fighting and abuses and violations we have seen before.” Briefing a virtual meeting of the Security Council today … Read more Syria: ‘Violence continues with risk of escalation’, Special Envoy Syria – Security Council Briefing