World Health Organization ( WHO ) Director-General Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus said the next three months are critical to formulating measures to prepare for and respond to future pandemics. He announced this at a briefing of the organization in Geneva .
Ghebreyesus noted that a session of the UN General Assembly will begin in September , a Group of 20 (G20) summit will be held in October, and a special session of WHO in November.
“The next three months will be a critical period for shaping the future of pandemic preparedness and response”, the WHO chief said.
He noted that the organization unites 194 countries in its ranks. According to Ghebreyesus, the structures that will prepare and respond to pandemics of the future should be based on the principle of participation of all WHO member countries and partners involved in animal health and the environment.
In this regard, the head of WHO spoke out against the creation of similar organizations of structures that would resolve such issues. This could lead to future “fragmentation of the global health architecture”.
Earlier, WHO experts said that the process of identifying the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has been suspended.