WHO urged to prepare for a new pandemic

(ORDO NEWS) — The World Health Organization (WHO) urges to take into account the experience gained during the coronavirus.

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called on humanity to learn from the coronavirus pandemic, which in 2020 caused many problems and inconveniences to the countries of the world.

“This is not the last pandemic. History teaches us that disease outbreaks and pandemics are, in fact, part of life. When the next pandemic comes, the world needs to be more prepared for it than it was this time. The COVID-19 pandemic has taught many lessons. One of them is that health is not a luxury item for those who can afford it, it is a necessity and a human right,” Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus saying.

The head of WHO noted that the health system is the basis of social, economic, and political stability, therefore, given the coronavirus pandemic, authorities around the world should develop medicine and focus on primary care. This will help fight the new pandemics that await humanity.

Recall that in August 2020, the independent African Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) jointly announced that after long and difficult decades of struggle, Africa is free of the wild poliovirus.

The announcement was made as no new cases of infection from an environmental virus have been recorded in the past 4 years. The victory is the second time a wild virus has been completely eradicated on the continent since the elimination of smallpox 40 years ago.

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