The World Health Organization must be supported because it is so important in the international efforts to win the war against Coved 19th Secretary-General
The Secretary-General’s statement was issued following the US President Donald Trump’s administration’s decision to freeze funding to the World Health Organization pending its review of its initial response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Mr. Guterres added in the statement that the lessons learned will be important to effectively address similar challenges that may arise in the future, “but now is not the time to do so. It is not the time to reduce resources for WHO or any other humanitarian organization involved in fighting the virus.”
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The statement referred to the statements of the Secretary-General on April 8, when he said that the Covid-19 pandemic is one of the most serious challenges facing the world in our lives, and above all it is a human crisis with severe health and economic-social repercussions.
He added: “As I said earlier, it is time for unity and the international community working together in solidarity to stop this virus and its devastating consequences.”
The importance of the role of the World Health Organization
The Secretary-General stressed that the World Health Organization, and thousands of its crews, stand on the front lines, and support Member States and their societies, especially the most vulnerable among them, by providing guidance, training, equipment and concrete life-saving services while fighting the virus.
He said: “I believe that the World Health Organization should be supported because it is extremely important in the international efforts to win the war against Coved-19.”
It is time for unity and the international community working together in solidarity to stop this virus and its devastating consequences – the Secretary-General
It is reported that the United States invested in the World Health Organization more than $ 945 million between 2016 and 2017. These investments have contributed to fighting polio, spreading epidemics, creating vaccines, in the areas of HIV, AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis and other aspects aimed at making the world a safer and healthier place.
It should be noted that since the outbreak of the disease in Wuhan, China, after the World Health Organization reported the first case of pneumonia for an “unknown cause” on December 31 last year, WHO started working day and night to analyze data, provide advice and coordinate with partners And help countries to prepare for disease. The disease was declared a “public health emergency of international concern” a month later.
As of 14 April, the latest WHO data indicates that 1.8 million people have contracted the virus and 117,000 people have died in 213 countries and regions.