WHO calls on countries to equip themselves for covid-19 and other dangerous infections

The 3rd World Health Assembly, hosted by WHO, has urged countries to ensure that all countries are better equipped to detect and respond to cases of COVID-19 and other dangerous infectious diseases.

So far, WHO has been notified more than 47 million cases of coronavirus and more than 1.2 million people have lost their lives. The organization explains that "although it is a global crisis, many countries and cities have managed to prevent or control transmission with a comprehensive evidence-based approach."

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And it is that, for the first time, the world has joined a plan to accelerate the development of needed vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics, as well as to ensure that they are available to all countries on the basis of equity.

Future agreements

"The Covid-19 pandemic is a sobering reminder that health is the basis of stability social, economic and political. It reminds us why WHO's '3 billion' goals are so important and why countries must pursue them with even more determination, collaboration and innovation, "the agency said.

The world has joined a plan to accelerate the development of needed vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics

In addition, he recalled that, since May, member states have adopted a series of decisions such as, for example, the 2030 Immunization Agenda, the Decade of Healthy Aging 2020-2030, as well as initiatives to address cervical cancer, the tuberculosis, eye care, food safety, intellectual property, and flu preparedness.

Precisely, the meeting will also discuss a ten-year plan for address neglected tropical diseasesas well as efforts to address meningitis, epilepsy and other neurological disorders, maternal, child and young child nutrition, digital health, and the WHO Global Code of Practice on International Recruitment of Health Personnel, adopted in 2010.