WHO Director General Speeches [selected]

WHO Director General Speeches [selected]
https://www.who.int/director-general/speeches
Selected
1 December 2021
Speech
WHO Director-General’s closing remarks at the Special Session of the World Health Assembly – 01 December 2021
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1 December 2021
Speech
WHO Director-General’s opening remarks for World AIDS Day 2021 – 1 December 2021

1 December 2021
Speech
WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 1 December 2021
Today, WHO’s Member States decided to embark on the process of drafting and negotiating a new convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.
The emergence of the Omicron variant has understandably captured global attention. At least 23 countries from five of six WHO regions have now reported cases of Omicron, and we expect that number to grow.
We call on all countries to take rational, proportional risk-reduction measures, in keeping with the International Health Regulations.
We must not forget that we are already dealing with a highly transmissible, dangerous variant – the Delta variant, which currently accounts for almost all cases globally.  Globally, we have a toxic mix of low vaccine coverage, and very low testing – a recipe for breeding and amplifying variants.
As we mark World AIDS Day, we are reminded that more than 40 years into the global AIDS epidemic, we still have no vaccine and no cure for this disease. Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, we have not one but many vaccines, and many other effective tools. 

30 November 2021
Speech
WHO Director-General’s panel remarks – Trends for a Changing World: COVID-19 – the Importance of universal health coverage and primary health care

30 November 2021
Remarks
WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the Member State Information Session on the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2

29 November 2021
Speech
WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the Special Session of the World Health Assembly – 29 November 2021

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Status of COVID-19 Vaccines within WHO EUL/PQ evaluation process 11 November 2021
For 24 vaccine candidates, presents Manufacturer, Name of Vaccine, NRA of Record, Platform, EOI Accepted Status, Pre-submission Meeting Held Status, Dossier Accepted for Review, Status of Assessment; Anticipated/Completed Decision Date
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