According to the WHO, this year could be the end of the Covid-19 pandemic.

At some point this year, the Covid-19 pandemic will end and it will no longer be a public health emergency of international concern, according to WHO considerations published this Wednesday by specialized media, as reported by PL.

This was stated by the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, talking about the fact that since the announcement on March 11, 2020, the global outbreak of this disease can be characterized as a pandemic.

In advance, on January 30 of the same year, this SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection was classified as a public health emergency of international concern.

“At the time, there were less than 100 cases outside of China and no deaths. Three years later, almost 7 million deaths have been recorded, but we know that the real number of deaths is much higher,” Tedros said.

However, this meant that the world is now in a much better position than at any time during the pandemic.

The WHO chief stressed the need to learn from the lessons left behind by the pandemic, otherwise the cycle of panic and neglect that has marked the global response to epidemics and pandemics for decades will repeat itself.

He assured that a safer world requires public health, strong health systems, continued tracing efforts, and the guarantee of reliable primary health care.

This Monday, the Pan American Health Organization reviewed a preliminary draft of a new convention, agreement or other international health instrument to prevent, prepare for and respond to pandemics.

The authorities of the ministries of health and international relations of the Americas received an update on the deliberations of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body, which was established to develop and agree on a document to be submitted for approval by WHO Member States in 2024.

The document could complement other initiatives, actions and measures aimed at making the world safer from pandemics, in particular the 2005 International Health Regulations (IHR).

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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