Geneva, January 18 WHO Director-General Tedros said on the 18th that the COVID-19 pandemic has lasted for one year, and all WHO Member States and WHO itself should learn three lessons from the pandemic, namely, on preparedness and response to the pandemic, people and animals and the earth.
Relationship and strengthening WHO building.
Speaking at the WHO Executive Committee meeting on the same day, Tedros said that these three lessons apply to all and are “need for learning, change, innovation and growth” in the future.
in terms of pandemic preparedness and response, the coronavirus pandemic surprised and caught even the richest and most powerful countries in the world, exposing the widespread underinvestment in emergency preparedness.
Tedros believes that the coronavirus pandemic shows that some pandemic response tools previously launched based on experts’ assessments of countries’ pandemic preparedness have been insufficient.
one should realize that the health of human beings, animals and the earth is closely intertwined.
Since more than 70% of newly discovered diseases in recent years are related to animal transmission, Tedros Tedros urges countries to fundamentally strengthen the monitoring and management of exposure risks between humans, animals and ecosystems to protect and promote human health.
He also called for the resolution of various problems affecting the relationship between human beings, animals and the earth, including deforestation, over-reclaimation, environmental pollution, climate change, etc.
world needs a strong WHO.
Tedros Tedros said that Member States have identified one of the biggest obstacles to the future facing WHO is sustainable and predictable funding.
To this end, he asked the WHO Foundation to raise $1 billion from new channels over the next three years, using 70% to 80% of it for WHO itself, and the remaining funds for other public health organizations, with a focus on civil society organizations.
The world is still facing unprecedented danger, but there is also an unprecedented opportunity to “make health the pulse of development and build a safer and fairer world on this basis”, Tedros said.