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The Director of Global Health welcomes the agreement of 60 countries to prepare for and respond to pandemics

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, one of the United Nations organizations, welcomed the global agreement from 60 countries and considered it a "historic decision" on strengthening the WHO's preparedness for emergencies and response to them.

Many of the OIC member states have expressed their support for the idea of ​​a "global agreement" regarding preparedness for any pandemic, sponsored by more than 60 countries, and this idea will be discussed with the member states in a special session to be held next November.

Dr. said. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization “In addition, 30 resolutions and decisions were adopted on diabetes, disability and ending violence against children, eye care, HIV, hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, local production of medicines, malaria, and regional diseases. Neglected tropical diseases, non-communicable diseases, nursing and midwifery, oral health, social determinants of health, and strategic directions of the health and care workforce.

This came during the recommendations of the seventy-fourth session of the World Health Assembly, which was held under the slogan “ending this pandemic and preventing the next one,” and he explained, “I believe that these efforts will strengthen both the World Health Organization and global health security and ensure pandemic preparedness and response, and this can be done. It leads to the improvement of the relationship between the member states and the strengthening of cooperation. "

And Dr. Adhanom: “Pathogens have more power than the World Health Organization. They frequently appear on an unbalanced planet. They exploit our interdependence, discover inequalities and divisions. The safety of the world's people cannot depend solely on the goodwill of governments. Every government is accountable and accountable. Her people. "

Dr. Tedros called to seize the opportunity, and said: "In the coming months and years, other crises will require our attention, and they will distract us from the urgent need to take action now." In all countries by the end of September, and at least 30% by the end of this year.

Dr. said. Tedros: "In fact, we still have a lot of work to end this pandemic," explaining that cases and deaths from Covid-19 disease continue to decline worldwide, "but it is a fatal mistake for any country to believe that the danger has passed."

Dr. said. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus The Covid-19 pandemic will end one day, but the psychological effects will remain for those who have lost loved ones, health workers who have reached the brink of collapse, and millions of people of all ages who have faced months of loneliness and isolation. "We will continue to face the same vulnerabilities that allowed a small outbreak to become a global pandemic."

He stressed that pandemics pose a threat to everyone, "therefore we must work together to build a healthier, safer and just future for all of us. The pandemic has taught us many lessons, the most important of which is" when health is in danger, everything becomes in danger. "

He called on all member states to enshrine the right to health in their constitutions, as many have already done. "But the right to health cannot - and should not - become an empty slogan. It must become the experience of every person in every country."