WHO urges world to prepare for new pandemic

Source : 112 Ukraine

This topic will be one of the key themes at the 73rd annual session of the World Health Assembly
08:30, 7 November 2020

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has asked world leaders to prepare for the next pandemic. This will be the main theme of the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA).

"We must prepare for the next pandemic now," WHO stated in a news release.

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"We've seen this past year that countries with robust health emergency preparedness infrastructure have been able to act quickly to contain and control the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus," the statement reads.

The World Health Assembly (WHA) will consider a draft resolution that strengthens Member States’ preparedness for health emergencies, such as COVID-19, through more robust compliance with the International Health Regulations.

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This resolution calls on the global health community to ensure that all countries are better equipped to detect and respond to cases of Covid-19 and other dangerous infectious diseases.

The 73rd annual session of the World Health Assembly will be held on November 9-14 via teleconference.

As we reported earlier, last week, the World Health Organization recorded more than 3.3 million new cases of coronavirus.

As of November 1, 46 million cases have been observed worldwide; 1.2 million people deceased. A further increase in incidence was observed in the European region. A considerable increase of mortality rate is also observed in the same region and the entire world.

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