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Day: 8 September 2020

COVID-19 Will not be the Last Pandemic, WHO Warns

COVID-19 Will not be the Last Pandemic, WHO Warns

Coronavirus, NEWS
The World Health Organisation has urged countries to invest in public health in order to be ready against the next pandemic. Speaking during a virtual media briefing on COVID-19 on Monday, the Director-General of WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said COVID-19 will not be the last pandemic. He added that COVID-19 is teaching the world many lessons. “One of them is that health is not a luxury item for those who can afford it; it’s a necessity, and a human right. “Public health is the foundation of social, economic and political stability. That means investing in population-based services for preventing, detecting and responding to disease. “This will not be the last pandemic. History teaches us that outbreaks and pandemics are a fact of life. But when the next pandemic com