The first meeting of the World Health Assembly (WHA) since the outbreak of the global coronavirus began in Geneva.
According to the newspaper, the Pakistani delegation is being led by Federal Minister for Health Abdul Qadir Patel. The Pakistani delegation will present the vision of ‘Health for Peace, Peace for Health’ to the assembly participants.
According to a statement issued by the National Institutes of Health, 194 countries of the world will participate in the 75th WHA Summit.
The statement said that Federal Minister for Health Abdul Qadir Patel is also participating with his high-level delegation including Secretary to the Ministry of Health Amir Ashraf Khawaja, Director General of Health Rana Safdar. Will inform you about the struggle of Pakistan.
The statement from the Ministry of Health said that the Pakistani delegation would hold meetings with world leaders and discuss with them important health initiatives in which mutual discussions on health projects would also be part of the meetings.
According to a statement from the World Health Organization (WHO), the organization’s director-general, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Gabrias, said in his inaugural address that the epidemic was certainly not over.
“The virus has taken us by surprise at every turn, it was a hurricane that has repeatedly devastated communities, and we still can’t figure out its route or its severity,” he said.
He said about one billion people in low-income countries are unvaccinated, with only 57 countries vaccinating 70% of their population against the coronavirus.
The head of the WHO added: “Almost everyone’s income is high. We must continue to support all countries to reach 70% vaccination coverage as soon as possible, including 100% of those over 60, 100% of health workers.” And 100% of them should be included according to the basic conditions.
“Epidemic is not the only crisis in our world, we are facing a great combination of disease, drought, famine, and war, which is caused by climate change, inequality, and geopolitical animosity,” he said.
The WHO leader told the assembly participants that this week you have a complete agenda, from designing the future health workforce, to eradicating polio, to new global health protection. From architecture to campaign renewal towards universal health coverage.
He added, “But none of this can be truly successful in a divided world. It can only succeed if countries put aside their differences and work together, such as finding common ground for peace.” Where possible, cooperate where possible and compromise where needed.