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The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Gebreisos, announced that more than 170,000 people have died due to the Corona virus “Covid-19” during the past eight weeks, indicating that this number represents only the numbers that have been reported, and that the actual number of deaths is higher than that. much.
According to the United Nations Information Center, the Director-General of the organization said, “The Covid-19 Emergency Committee will meet this week to discuss whether the current situation still constitutes a global emergency, nearly three years after declaring the spread of the Corona virus as a public health emergency that raises concerns.” international attention.”
Dr. Tedros said that the global collective response is under severe pressure again, although we are in a better condition than we were three years ago when the pandemic first appeared, and noted that very few people – especially the elderly and health workers – are receiving treatment. Vaccination appropriately, while many fail to take booster doses.
He explained that fragile health systems are struggling to deal with the burden of Covid-19 in addition to caring for patients suffering from other diseases, including influenza and other respiratory diseases. Covid-19 is not the only threat facing humanity, pointing to the multiple challenges that he said require responses. unprecedented, from cholera outbreaks to conflicts to the climate crisis.--
The Director-General of the World Health Organization stressed that about half of all preventable maternal and child deaths occur in fragile, vulnerable and conflict-affected places, stressing that the world cannot turn a blind eye and hope that these crises will resolve themselves.-
He said this is why donors are being called on to support the WHO’s Health Emergency Appeal of $2.5 billion, noting that these funds will support the World Health Organization and its partners on the ground, helping the most vulnerable people in more than 50 ongoing emergencies, including 11 emergencies of the third degree, which is the highest level of the organization.
The World Health Organization sounded the alarm by issuing medical alerts in October focused on Gambia, in November on Indonesia, and earlier this month on Uzbekistan. Cases in these three countries relate to more than 300 deaths, Dr Tedros said, “but we know that at least seven countries have been affected,” and noted that most of the deaths were of children under the age of five.
This week, the World Health Organization issued an urgent appeal for countries, manufacturers and suppliers to do more to prevent, detect and respond quickly to contaminated medicines, and stressed the need for governments to increase surveillance so that they can detect and remove any substandard medicines identified in WHO medical alerts. They should also impose legal measures to help stop the manufacture, distribution and use of substandard and falsified medicines. Manufacturers should purchase pharmaceutical ingredients from qualified suppliers and conduct thorough testing before using them. Suppliers should always check for signs of contaminated medicines and distribute or sell medicines authorized by FDA. Before and from sources approved by the competent authorities.