Home Healthcare WHO; France & Italy hold trilateral meeting – WHO DG says the...

WHO; France & Italy hold trilateral meeting – WHO DG says the world needs international cooperation

127
0
SHARE

Spread the love

DG WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has stated that the COVID-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-century event that has shown the world that it was not as prepared as it should have been. ‘’We must all learn the lessons it is teaching us: that we are one humanity, and none of us are safe until all of us are safe.’’ Ghebreyesus stated this in a speech at the trilateral meeting of the WHO Germany and France.  A WHO statement also declared the 10th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo over. According to the WHO chief, ‘’Every day, WHO works all around the world to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable. Every month, we detect and respond to more than 7000 public health events and potential emergencies, all over the world.  ‘’Germany and France are longstanding friends of WHO and global health – both individually and as members of the European Union. For more than 50 years, France has hosted the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, and last year I was honoured to sign an agreement with President Emmanuel Macron to establish the new WHO Academy in the same city. Likewise, Chancellor Angela Merkel has been a champion of global health, becoming the first world leader to address the World Health Assembly in 2015. But not only that, the first leader also to invite WHO in 2017, when Germany was hosting the G20, understanding the importance of health and the centrality of health. Germany was also instrumental in the development of the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All, bringing the global health community together to drive progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Today, we are deepening that friendship. WHO is a Member-State organization; a family of nations.  WHO is what its Member States decide it should be, and works with the resources its Member States decide it should have. Since I took office three years ago, WHO has embarked on the most significant transformation in its history.  Our aim has been to transform WHO into the organization the world needs – an organization that delivers results for the people we serve. Next week, Germany will assume the presidency of the Council of the European Union. This is a critical period for Europe, for the world and for WHO. Now more than ever, the world needs leadership. Now, more than…

This content is for Paid Subscribers members only.
Login Join Now