The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tetros Adanom Caprais, has announced that it is biologically certain that a new virus that humans cannot control will appear in the future.
“When this meeting was scheduled, we all hoped that the epidemic would end, but it was not over yet,” Caprais said during a meeting with the finance and health ministers of the Group of Twenty member states. , Yesterday, Friday. Injuries and deaths are on the rise again worldwide, including in many of your countries.
“Although vaccines save lives, they do not stop the spread of the virus, so every country must continue to use all tools, including health care and social activities, with tests, treatments and vaccinations,” he said.
The World Health Organization and its allies unveiled a new strategic plan and budget on Friday that will require $ 23.4 billion to ensure that tests, treatments and vaccines reach those in need.
He said 36% of the world’s population is currently fully vaccinated, but this percentage is only 6% in Africa, and more are needed to achieve the specific goal of vaccinating 40% of the world’s population by the end of 2021. 550 million dose vaccines, this dose can be produced within 10 days.
Half of these amounts are in “twenty” countries and are not used, he said, adding that it could be given to the people immediately.
He stressed that countries that have pledged to provide vaccines need to implement their pledges expeditiously.
He continued, “Even though we are fighting this epidemic, we must learn a lesson, and this epidemic teaches us to be prepared for another epidemic. At one point a new virus will appear, it is biologically certain that we cannot control it. Will be handled as soon as it appears. “
He pointed out that this would require the efficient participation of politicians, funding and performance, and that the World Health Organization plays a key role in the World Health Organization.
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