In the wake of ongoing pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is not the last that the world at large will face. WHO warned that the world must brace for a new pandemic in advance.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “This will not be the last pandemic. History teaches us that outbreaks and pandemics are a fact of life. But when the next pandemic comes, the world must be ready – more ready than it was this time.”
WHO Head said that the COVID-19 pandemic is teaching the world many lessons. Adding that public health is “the foundation of social, economic and political stability”, Dr. Tedros said that out of many lessons, one is that “health is not a luxury item for those who can afford it; it’s a necessity, and a human right.”
He said that nations must invest in “preventing, detecting and responding to disease.” Nations worldwide has been advised to take necessary precautions and the WHO has called on states to “invest in public health, and especially in primary health care.”
WHO Head praised Thailand, Mongolia, Mauritius, Uruguay and a number of other nations as examples of successful fighting the infection spread.