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Last month
November 2023
Ceasefire would be 'the best medicine for the children of Gaza', WHO's Mike Ryan says
The head of the WHO’s health emergencies programme said “so many children” have lost parents during the conflict.
This year
'Smell of death' pervades Gaza hospitals, says WHO's Mike Ryan
12 of Gaza’s 35 hospitals have been forced to close.
WHO's Mike Ryan says agreed convoy of 20 aid trucks for Gaza 'is a drop in the ocean of need'
Mike Ryan said the 20 lorries is “a drop in the ocean of need right now” in the enclave.
Covid pandemic still volatile, WHO warns
More than 23,000 deaths and three million new cases have been reported to the WHO in the past 28 days.
Last year
Irish head of emergencies at WHO reveals he received death threats during pandemic
The Sligo-born doctor said that he may have post-traumatic stress disorder.
'You can't go on a waiting list for oxygen': WHO concerned about vital supplies at Ukraine hospitals
Dr Mike Ryan has warned something has to change to allow medical resources to reach hospitals.
All time
Initial data on Omicron 'doesn't indicate it is more severe', WHO's Dr Mike Ryan says
Pfizer said today its vaccine is “still effective” against the Omicron variant after three doses.
Covid pandemic is not over despite positive developments, Mike Ryan warns
Ryan said today that masks will remain a key part of life for a long time to come.
'Dates don't drive anything': WHO's Mike Ryan urges Irish public not to focus on when country could reopen
The WHO emergencies expert believes Ireland’s case numbers are too high.
Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain
Dr Ryan said he doesn’t “envy” the Irish government and there are “no easy answers”.
FactCheck: No, the WHO's Dr Mike Ryan didn't say that Covid-19 is 'no more dangerous' than the flu
A number of different posts on Facebook with the same text have claimed that the assertion was made at a WHO briefing.
FactFind: Has the World Health Organisation changed its position on lockdowns?
No. It hasn’t.
Leo Varadkar says a "very cautious" approach will be taken by Cabinet on the advice of NPHET
Time limits, opening hour restrictions and social distancing rules, are possibilities to be discussed by ministers today.