Dr Tedros World Health Organization WHO Responds To President Trump
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[Dr Tedros World Health Organization WHO Responds To President Trump]
[Dr Tedros:] Source: LYBIO.net
Thank you. Thank you, Tarik. Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening everywhere you are. When the nations of the world met to form the United Nations in 1945, one of the first things they discussed was establishing an organization to protect and promote the health of the world’s people. They expressed that desire in the constitution of WHO, which says that the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic, or social condition.
That creed remains our vision today.
The United States of America has been a longstanding and generous friend to WHO, and we hope it will continue to be so. We regret the decision of the President of the United States, to order a hold in funding to the World Health Organization. With support from the people and government of the United States, WHO works to improve the health of many of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.
W.H.O. is not only fighting COVID-19, we’re also working to address polio, measles, malaria, Ebola, HIV, tuberculosis, malnutrition, cancer, diabetes, mental health, and many other diseases and conditions.
We also work with countries to strengths health systems, and improve access to life saving health services.
W.H.O. is reviewing the impact of our work, of any withdrawal of US funding, and we work with our partners to fill any financial gaps we face, and to ensure our work continues uninterrupted.
Our commitment to public health signs and to serving all the people of the world without fear or favor remains absolute.
Our mission and mandate are to work with all nations equally without regard to size of their populations or economies.
COVID- 19 does not discriminate between rich nations and poor, large nations and small. It does not discriminate between nationalities, ethnicities, or ideologies. Neither do we.
This is a time for all of us to be united in our common struggle against a common threat, a dangerous enemy. When we are divided, the virus exploits the cracks between us.
We’re committed to serving the world as people, and to accountability for the resources with which we’re entrusted.
In due course, WHO’s performance in tackling this pandemic will be reviewed by WHO member states, and the independent bodies that are in place to ensure transparency and accountability. For that matter involving all responders, this is part of the usual process put in place by our members states.
No doubt areas for improvement will be identified, and there will be lessons for all of us to learn.
But for now, our focus, my focus is on stopping this virus and saving lives.
W.H.O. is grateful to the many nations, organizations, and individuals who have expressed their support and commitment to W.H.O. in recent days, including their financial commitment.
We welcome this demonstration of global solidarity, because solidarity is the rule of the game do defeat COVID- 19.
WHO is getting on with the job.
We are continuing to study this virus every moment of every day.
We’re learning from many countries about what works, and we’re sharing that information with the world.
There are more than 1.5 million enrollments in chose online courses through open who.org. And we will continue to expand this platform to train many more millions so we can fight COVID effectively.
Today, we launched a new course for health workers on how to put on and remove personal protective equipment.
Every day we bring together thousands of clinicians, epidemiologists, educators, researchers, lab technicians, infection prevention specialists, and others to exchange knowledge on COVID-19.
Our technical guidance brings together the most up to date evidence for health ministers, health workers, and individuals.
Yesterday, I had the honor of speaking to heads of states and government from the ASEAN Plus Three nations, certain countries. It was inspiring to hear their experiences and their commitment to working together to secure a shared future.
As a result of their experience with SARS, and avian influenza, these countries have put in place measures and systems that are now helping them to detect and respond to COVID-19.
We’re also continuing to work with partners all over the world to accelerate research and development. More than 90 countries have joined or have expressed interest in joining the solidarity trial. And more than 900 patients have now been enrolled to evaluate the safety and efficacy of four drugs and drug combinations. Three vaccines have already started clinical trials. More than 70 others are in development. And we’re working with partners to accelerate the development, production, and distribution of vaccines.
In addition to the solidarity trial, I’m glad to say that WHO has convened groups of clinicians to look at the impact of corticosteroids and other antiinflammatory drugs on treatment outcomes. Specifically, we’re looking at oxygen use and ventilation strategies in patients. Any intervention that reduces the need for ventilation and improves outcomes for critically ill patients is important, especially in low resource settings, to save lives.
Last week, I announced the United Nations supply chain task force to scale up the distribution of essential medical equipment.
Yesterday, the first United Nations solidarity flight took off transporting personal protective equipment, ventilators, and lab supplies to many countries across Africa.
The solidarity flight is part of a massive effort to ship life-saving medical supplies to 95 countries across the globe in conjunction with the World Food Program and other agencies, including UNICEF, the Global Fund, Garvey, the United Nations Department of Operational Support, Unitaid and others, and Africa CDC, and African Union. Whether it’s by land, sea, or air WHO staff are working around the clock to deliver for health workers and communities everywhere.
I would like to thank the Africa Union, the governments of United Arab Emirates, and Ethiopia, the Jack Ma Foundation, and all our partners for their solidarity with African countries at this critical moment in history. And I would like to thank President Ramaphosa, and the Chairperson of the Africa Commission, Moussa Faki, for their leadership.
The Solidarity Response Fund has now generated almost 150 million US dollars from 240,000 individuals and organizations.
This Saturday, some of the biggest names in music are coming together for the One World Together At Home concert, to generate further funds for The Solidarity Response Fund, but not just to raise funds to bring the world together, because we are one world, one humanity, and fighting a common enemy. And I thank Lady Gaga, the Global Citizen, and all that are participating in putting this concert together.
We will continue to work with every country and every partner to serve the people of the world with a relentless commitment to science, solutions, and solidarity.
I repeat, with a relentless commitment to science, solutions, and solidarity from WHO.
Since the beginning, WHO has been fighting the pandemic with every ounce of our soul and spirit. We will continue to do that until the end. That’s our commitment to the whole world.
I thank you.
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