• WHO chief Tedros to lead U.N health agency for second five-year term
    The director general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, was reappointed to a second five-year term Tuesday by the U.N. health agency's member countries.
    May 24, 2022
  • WHO head ‘very concerned’ about COVID deaths as emergency declaration call looms
    As the World Health Organization prepares to decide whether COVID-19 remains a global emergency, key pandemic indicators show from the virus deaths are rising globally.
    Jan 24
  • When will the COVID-19 pandemic officially be over? It’s complicated, experts say
    While the COVID-19 health emergency is not over, as the World Health Organization says, determining how to measure the end of a pandemic is not a simple equation, experts say.
    Sep 22, 2022
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  • COVID-19 pandemic in ‘transition point,’ but remains global health emergency: WHO
    More than 6.8 million people have died during the outbreak, which has touched every country on Earth, ravaging communities and economies.
    Jan 30
  • More than half the world now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but challenges remain: WHO
    Tedros said 56 per cent of people around the world are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, though only nine per cent of people in low-income countries are among that number.
    Mar 2, 2022
  • WHO to decide if COVID remains an emergency. What will this mean for Canada?
    As the WHO mulls whether COVID-19 remains an emergency, some health experts say COVID is still a public health threat and measures to combat it in Canada should continue.  
    Jan 27
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  • COVID-19 ‘here to stay,’ but emergency phase is easing, WHO says
    The UN agency plans to soon publish a guide for countries on how to move from an emergency response to the long-term management of COVID-19.
    Apr 26
  • COVID-19 no longer a global health emergency – but ‘battle is not over’: WHO
    COVID-19 first emerged in Wuhan, China in 2019 before spreading across the world, leading to lockdowns and other public health measures for more than three years.
    May 5
  • Mpox is no longer a global health emergency, WHO declares
    Mpox, formerly known as monkeypox, is no longer a global health emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Thursday in a press conference.
    May 11
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  • ‘COVID isn’t finished with us’: WHO chief says as case counts slip globally
    WHO's weekly epidemiological report, released late Tuesday, showed that case counts fell 17 per cent worldwide over the last week while deaths globally declined 7 per cent.
    Feb 9, 2022
  • Omicron spreading ‘significantly faster’ than Delta, WHO warns
    WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said it would be "unwise" to conclude from early evidence that Omicron was a milder variant that previous ones.
    Dec 21, 2021
  • ‘We cannot live with 15,000 deaths a week’: WHO warns on rise in COVID fatalities
    In Canada, COVID-19 hospitalizations are trending in the right direction — though thousands still remain hospitalized as a result of contracting the virus.
    Aug 17, 2022
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  • WHO chief wants rich countries to halt booster shots for remainder of 2021
    WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus' earlier appeal to put a ``moratorium'' on boosters that has largely been ignored.
    Sep 8, 2021
  • Monkeypox infections ‘steadily decreasing’ in Canada, PHAC declares
    As of Nov. 4, the total number of monkeypox cases reported in Canada to date was 1,444, the latest federal government data indicates.
    Nov 10, 2022
  • WHO experts meet to decide if COVID-19 is still a global health emergency
    A panel of global health experts are meeting on Thursday to decide if COVID-19 is still an emergency under the WHO's rules.
    May 4
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  • COVID-19 situation in China ‘not transparent,’ officials say as global concerns grow
    Moves by several countries to mandate COVID-19 tests for passengers arriving from China reflect global concern that new variants could emerge in its ongoing explosive outbreak.
    Dec 29, 2022
  • WHO calls for stronger China collaboration on COVID-19 origins
    WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has previously pressed China to be more forthcoming with data and information related to the origin of the virus.
    Feb 5, 2022
  • WHO presses China on COVID origins info: ‘All hypotheses are on the table’
    "Without full access to the information that China has, you cannot say this or that," said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus about the origin of COVID-19.
    Apr 7
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  • Omicron spreading at rate not seen with any other COVID-19 variant, WHO says
    WHO's top emergency expert, said the peak of this wave of infections was still "a number of weeks" away given the very rapid spread of the Omicron variant.
    Dec 14, 2021
  • Canada advising against non-essential travel abroad as Omicron spreads worldwide
    Canada is advising against non-essential international travel in light of the Omicron variant, which is spreading across the world and driving up infections once again.
    Dec 15, 2021