‘Indonesia in talks with WHO to become global vaccine hub’

Indonesia is in talks with the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as six drug companies to become a global hub for manufacturing vaccines, its Health Minister told Reuters. Continue Reading

WHO chief urges halt to booster shots

The head of the World Health Organization is calling on rich countries with large supplies of coronavirus vaccines to refrain from offering booster shots through the end of the year, expanding a call that has largely fallen on deaf ears. Continue Reading

Editorial: Leak, peak

The head of the World Health Organisation acknowledged it was premature to rule out a potential link between the Covid-19 pandemic and a laboratory leak, and he said Thursday he is asking China to be more transparent as scientists search for the origins of the coronavirus. Continue Reading

Editorial: WHO & worries

British, European and American diplomats and donors have voiced serious concerns about how the World Health Organisation handled sex abuse allegations involving its own staff during an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, as reported this week by The Associated Press. Continue Reading

Global cooperation only choice to end Covid pandemic: Tedros

Global cooperation, instead of competition and confrontation, is the only choice to end the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said while addressing the disparity in access to vaccines worldwide. Continue Reading

WHO laments imbalance in Covid-19 shot distribution

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that there is a shocking imbalance in the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines for poorer countries. Continue Reading

WHO’s safety review of AstraZeneca vax underway

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus emphasized that the WHO’s Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety has been reviewing the available data, is in close contact with the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Continue Reading

WHO slams Covid-19 vaccine bias among rich & poor nations

The Covid-19 vaccine divide between rich and poor nations is worsening by the day, the World Health Organisation warned, insisting the failure to distribute doses fairly could cost the global economy trillions of dollars. Continue Reading

WHO chief calls for more investments in public health

World Health Organisation Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Sunday called on countries to make greater investment in their public health systems to make the world better prepared for future epidemics and pandemics. Continue Reading