WHO head urges global unity to help make Tokyo Olympics safe

Olympics May 17, 2020

WHO head urges global unity to help make Tokyo Olympics safe

The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday it will not be easy to make next year's Tokyo Olympics a safe global gathering after the pandemic. Speaking at a joint news conference with the IOC, the WHO's director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for ...

WHO chief says pandemic 'far from over,' expressing worry about children

World Apr 28, 2020

WHO chief says pandemic 'far from over,' expressing worry about children

The coronavirus pandemic is "far from over" and is still disrupting normal health services, especially life-saving immunization for children in the poorest countries, the head of the World Health Organization said on Monday. The U.N. agency is concerned about rising numbers of cases and deaths ...

WHO insists it hid nothing and sounded coronavirus alarm from start

World Apr 21, 2020

WHO insists it hid nothing and sounded coronavirus alarm from start

The World Health Organization insisted Monday that it sounded the alarm on the novel coronavirus right from the very start and had hidden nothing from Washington about the deadly pandemic. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there were no secrets at the U.N. agency after ...

In virus-hit America, World Health Organization in firing line

World Apr 9, 2020

In virus-hit America, World Health Organization in firing line

With the United States in the throes of a historic public health crisis, President Donald Trump is aiming fire at the institution at the heart of the response — the World Health Organization. Skeptics see a mercurial U.S. leader eager to find a new scapegoat ...

WHO to work toward success of Tokyo Olympics, Tedros tells Abe

National Mar 31, 2020

WHO to work toward success of Tokyo Olympics, Tedros tells Abe

The head of the World Health Organization told Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday that he wants to make preparations with Japan for the "success" of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Speaking by phone, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed his support for Japan's agreement ...