‘Deadlier than Covid’: WHO chief urges nations to prepare for next pandemic

'Deadlier than Covid': WHO chief urges countries to prepare
Image source: AP ‘Deadlier than Covid’: WHO chief urges countries to prepare for next pandemic

At a time when Covid cases are somewhat stabilizing around the world, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus issued a warning that the world must prepare for the next pandemic, which “even that can be fatal”. COVID-19 Pandemic.

At the UN agency’s annual meeting, the WHO chief praised countries’ “historic” decision to accept a significant budget increase and urged them to implement necessary reforms to prepare for the next pandemic.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was time to move forward with negotiations to prevent the next pandemic, in a speech to the assembly weeks after the COVID-19 pandemic was lifted from global emergency status.

In a keynote address to WHO member states, the director-general warned that the next pandemic “will come knocking” and said, “we cannot kick it.”

“If we don’t make the changes that need to be made, who will? And if we don’t make them now, when?” They said.

The 10-day annual World Health Assembly in Geneva, which coincides with the 75th anniversary of the WHO, is set to address worldwide well-being challenges, including future pandemics, eradicating polio and Ukraine posed by Russia’s invasion includes steps towards facilitating the crisis of well-being.

The 194 countries that make up the WHO are currently working on an epidemic treaty that will be ratified by the assembly next year.

“The commitment of this generation (to the pandemic) is important because it is the generation that experienced how terrible a small virus can be,” Tedros said.

At a similar gathering, nations approved a $6.83 billion budget for 2024–25, a decision that tested national commitments to fix a WHO funding model that was found to be too low and overly dependent on contributors’ imaginations. was seen as

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