In a move to enable the world to be better prepared for health crises, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom on September 18, called on the nations to ensure consistent funding for the health sector.
Noting that the world was woefully under prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic Tedros while speaking at a media briefing on the COVID-19 situation and progress of response, called on the nations to ensure consistent funding for health sector.
“There has been a recurring pattern of money being thrown at outbreaks when they’re already in full flow but then funds no longer being available to prevent the next outbreak,” said he. Adding further, he stated, “With humility and togetherness we can plan for the long-term, and invest in health and preparedness. This isn’t charity, it’s an investment in our collective future.”