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WHO pulls all plugs to fight COVID-19

WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

May 26, 2020 2 min read

MASERU – The World Health Organisation ((WHO)’s 73rd assembly that was held recently has resolved to bring the world together in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The resolution, co-sponsored by more than 130 countries, was adopted by consensus.
According to a press statement released by WHO this week, the assembly calls for the intensification of efforts to control the pandemic, and for equitable access to and fair distribution of all essential health technologies and products to combat the virus.

It also calls for an independent and comprehensive evaluation of the global response, including, but not limited to, WHO’s performance.
It says as WHO convened ministers of health from almost every country in the world, the consistent message throughout the two-day meeting including from the 14 heads of state who participated in the summit was that global unity is the most powerful tool to combat the outbreak.

The resolution is a concrete manifestation of this call, and a roadmap for controlling the outbreak.
 


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In his remarks, WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said COVID-19 has robbed the world of its loved ones.

He said the pandemic has robbed people of lives and livelihoods as it has shaken the foundations of the world while threatening to tear at the fabric of international cooperation.

Ghebreyesus however, showed it also reminded the world that for all its differences, it is one human race that is stronger together.
“Let our shared humanity be the antidote to our shared threat,” he said.


 

 

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