Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Gabrias has warned that the Covid will not be the last pandemic to hit the world.
Tedros condemned the lack of foresight in the world, which spends money to control such epidemics but is unprepared to face the next epidemic. He added that it is time to learn a lesson from the Covid 19 pandemic.
Panic and Ignore The world has been moving in this direction for a long time. When the epidemic breaks out, money is spent on controlling it, and when the epidemic is over, it is forgotten. No preparations will be made to defend the next. He said.
The first annual report of The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board in September 2019 mentioned that the world was not ready to face an epidemic if it broke out.
The report was published shortly before the outbreak of Covid 19. History tells us that this is not the last pandemic, he added.
The epidemic has highlighted how animal and human health are interrelated. Without addressing these, efforts to improve human health will not be effective without addressing climate change.
“In the last 12 months, our world has turned upside down. Its repercussions, rather than illness, had far-reaching consequences for society and the economy. We must be prepared to learn from the plague. The whole world must be prepared to deal with such health emergencies. We need to be able to offer a safe and sustainable world for our children and their children, “said Tedros.