World Health Organization held long deliberations during its annual health assembly about a recently found virus that offers a potential hazard larger than Covid-19, exhibiting a higher level of urgency and severe consequences.
World Health Organization’s chief, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned people worldwide of the possibility of yet new virus, deadlier than Covid 19.
The 76th World Health Assembly was held this year in Geneva. The annual gathering attempts to discover solutions to specific health agendas established by the executive board. WHO members from all across the world meet to discuss pertinent health concerns affecting people in their respective nations.
The health assembly started with the theme of ‘Saving lives, driving health for all’, and discussed various issues ranging from monkeypox to a new variant of Covid19.
Speaking in the assembly, Dr. Tedros emphasized the negotiations that are to be made, to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
“With great hope I declare COVID-19 over as a global health emergency.”, Tedros, declared on Twitter.
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“The end of the #COVID19 global health emergency is a moment for reflection. The painful lessons we have learned, the investments we have made, and the capacity we have built must be transformed into meaningful and lasting change.”, Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, following the tweet.
However, in the assembly, Dr. Tedros has now warned people about the deadly health consequences that will soon arise, if the new virus alert is taken lightly.
“The threat of another variant emerging that causes new surges of disease and death remains,” said Dr.Tedros in the meeting.
“And for enhanced international cooperation, the pandemic accord — a generational commitment that we will not go back to the old cycle of panic and neglect that left our world vulnerable, but move forward with a shared commitment to meet shared threats with a shared response,” the statement added.
Additionally, WHO has also identified eight more new diseases that threaten to pose a risk to public health.
Further, in today’s meeting Dr.Tedros, who represented WHO commented upon the impact of Climate Change in the field of health care. He stated the current problem and also proposed possible ways to tackle the situation of the problem in place.
(Source: Scientific American)
Indicating the problem he said, “The climate crisis is a health crisis, fuelling outbreaks contributing to higher rates of non-communicable diseases. And threatening to overwhelm our health workforce and help infrastructure.”
To promote efforts that pose a reduction in carbon emissions and improve health. Creating stronger, more ecologically friendly, and climate-resilient health systems, as well as safeguarding health from all of the effects of climate change, are some of the solutions offered by WHO to the posing health risk.