Coronavirus pandemic will not be the last, so next time you need to be ready, said the organization.
The head of the WHO, Tedros Hebrejesus, said that the Coronavirus pandemic is not the last one and it is necessary to prepare for a new one in advance. He said about it at the briefing in Geneva on Monday, September 7.
вЂњThis is not the last pandemic. History teaches us that outbreaks of disease and pandemics are essentially part of life,вЂќ Gebraeus said.
вЂњWhen the next pandemic comes, the world has to be prepared [for it] more than it was this time,вЂќ he added.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the new coronavirus вЂњteaches many lessons,вЂќ the WHO chapter continued.
вЂњOne of them is that health is not a luxury for those who can afford it, it is a necessity and a human right,вЂќ Gebrejesus emphasized, adding that the health system is вЂњthe foundation of social, economic and political stability.
In this regard, Gebrejesus called for investment in вЂњprevention, detection [of diseases] and responseвЂќ, as well as вЂњinvestment in public health, and especially in primary health careвЂќ.
For example, the head of the WHO cited Thailand's efforts to develop health care, as well as the вЂњdifficult decisionsвЂќ made by Italy, which allowed вЂњtaking COVID-19 under control.
Previously, the WHO said that the abolition of quarantine threatens disaster. Governments of countries wishing to open borders and stop restraining the spread of coronavirus should wait for unpleasant consequences, warned the head of the WHO.