UNGA Side Event Highlights Need For Sustainable Health Emergency Preparedness For COVID-19, Future Emergencies
WHO: The best time to prevent the next pandemic is now: countries join voices for better emergency preparedness
“COVID-19 will not be the world’s last health emergency and there is an urgent need for sustainable health emergency preparedness to deal with the next one. This was the strong sentiment shared by participants of the United Nations General Assembly side-event on ‘Sustainable preparedness for health security and resilience: Adopting a whole-of-society approach and breaking the “panic-then-forget” cycle’. The high-level virtual event was co-hosted by Finland, France, and Indonesia, along with the World Health Organization (WHO). … This event marked a crucial dialogue among countries, donors, and partners on building back better for future emergency preparedness during the current COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond…” (10/1).
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