World Health Organisation warns against new global virus

The World Health Organisation(WHO) has warned that coronavirus pandemic should not be seen as last virus to torment the world, and called on need to actively invest in public health supported by government in ensuring that coming generation also inherit a safer, more resilient and more sustainable world.

Penpushing reports that, Director-General, of the World body, Tedros Ghebreyesus made this known and  gave the warning in a video released to mark the first-ever International Day of Epidemic Preparedness held on Sunday.

“History tells us that this won’t be the last pandemic and epidemics are a fact of life. Better investment in public health supported by governments and society could ensure that our children and their children inherit a safer, more resilient and more sustainable world”, he said

The Directed General pointed out that  the new coronavirus turned the world “upside-down” over the past one year with far-reaching consequences for societies and economies, stressing that the pandemic itself was not a surprise, especially since warnings of such a possibility, and of the world’s unpreparedness, had been issued many times over the years.

“We must all learn the lessons the pandemic is teaching us. This includes investment in preparedness capacities not just in the health sector but rather an all-of-government and all of the social approach. The pandemic has highlighted the intimate links between the health of humans, animals and planet,” which required a common approach’ Ghebreyesus said

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