WHO urged to prepare for new pandemics

The world must learn from the COVID-19 situation and prepare for new pandemics, world health organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing in Geneva.

“Public health is the foundation of social, economic, and political stability. This means investing in services for the population aimed at preventing, detecting, and controlling diseases. This is not the last pandemic. History teaches us that outbreaks and pandemics are part of life. But when the next pandemic comes, the world should be prepared much more than it was ready now,” the head of the organization added.

According to the WHO Director-General, many countries that show positive dynamics for the coronavirus were able to achieve this because they prepared after outbreaks of SARS, Middle East respiratory syndrome, measles, polio, Ebola, influenza, and other diseases.