WHO's Tedros Warns COVID-19 Not Last Pandemic

World Health Organization praises New Zealand's response to Covid-19 again

World Health Organization praises New Zealand's response to Covid-19 again

"But when the next pandemic comes, the world must be ready - more ready than it was this time", Tedros told a virtual press briefing.

Tuesday opened the initial meeting of an worldwide review panel established to evaluate the performance of its global Health Regulations (IHR) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHO's executive director issues a stark warning for nations to be better prepared for future pandemics.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization's head of emergencies, Dr Michael Ryan, has urged governments not to use the pandemic for politically-motivated agendas, reminding politicians that "transparency, consistency [and] honesty" are imperative to building the public's trust.

Public health is the foundation of social, economic and political stability. The Ethiopian biologist and public health researcher went on to explain that there have been pandemics in the past other than COVID-19 and said that this would not be the last one either.

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Participating in the Seventy Third Regional Committee Session of WHO South-East Asia on 9 - 10 September, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Ministers from Member countries of the WHO South East Asia Region will discuss measures to curtail the outbreak, ways to maintain essential health services and transition to the "new normal". "We must be ready for the next pandemic for sure" said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Many countries have made enormous advances in medicine, but too many have neglected their basic public health systems, which are the foundation for responding to infectious disease outbreaks, he said.

M. Jean-Yves Le Drian and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus took stock of the plan for a WHO Academy in Lyon, destined to train decision-makers and health professionals from all over the world.

His warning today comes as India passed Brazil as the country with the second most Covid-19 cases.

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the world that it should be prepared for another epidemic.

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