As the world comes together in an unprecedented virtual session of 75Th The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), WHO, has three messages to share.
The first is about equal access to COVID-19 devices. At UNGA, one of the WHO world leaders to support access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) -Eclator, to track the development, production and equitable access to COVID-19 testing, treatment, treatment and vaccines globally Will invoke unique international cooperation. , While strengthening health systems.
Investing pooling globally, ACT-Accelerator provides all countries with a chance to access more and more tools as quickly as possible, sharing risks and costs together.
ACT-Accelerator requires US $ 35 billion to fast-track the development, procurement and delivery of 2 billion vaccine doses, 245 million treatments and 500 million trials over the next year.
COVID-19 requires investment in a global solution compared to domestic stimulus packages designed to protect the economic impacts and economies.
Equitable access enables all countries to achieve full recovery by supporting all economic sectors, protecting the global value chain, and achieving long-term global growth.
The second message is about maintaining momentum towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The epidemic highlights the decades of gains made in health and development.
According to a recent WHO survey, 90% of countries are experiencing disruptions in essential health services due to the epidemic. The most frequently disrupted areas include routine immunization, non-communicable disease diagnosis and treatment, family planning and contraception, treatment for mental health disorders and cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Reminding COVID-19 that we need to invest in robust health and data systems rooted in primary health services to achieve universal health coverage and meet the health goals of SDGs.
The Global Action Plan for Healthy Living and Welfare for All (GAP) works to accelerate the country’s progress on the SDG’s health goals in collaboration with 12 multilateral agencies engaged in health, development and humanitarian response. This week we will learn about the progress made in ground work for a decade of delivery and action.
Finally, we must now prepare for the next pandemic together. Despite the many warning signs and warnings COVID-19 has shown us that the world was badly unaffected.
A year ago at the UNGA, the Independent Global Readiness Monitoring Board (GPMB) warned of an epidemic threat, calling for immediate, cohesive action to prepare global leaders.
Earlier this week, GPMB released its 2020 report “Disorders in the World”. The report looks at a world disabled by COVID-19, which is suffering from a lack of leadership and timely action. It calls for multilateralism and renewed commitment to the WHO.
At UNGA, the WHO will call on all citizens and leaders to support the five tasks outlined in the GPMB 2020 report: responsible leadership; Engaged citizenship; Robust and agile systems for health protection; Strong global governance of continued investment and preparedness.
Our actions will define our collective future today.