The organization’s director general announced today that the WHO’s strategic plan to deal with the Kovid-19 epidemic this year requires six objectives and estimated funding of $ 1.96 billion.
This amount includes 1.2 billion for ACT accelerators. [iniciativa global de distribuição de vacinas]Said, Tedros Adholm Ghebeyius at a press conference held at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva.
According to the same official, $ 643 million will go to those who need emergency humanitarian aid in conflict zones.
2021 is planned for the previous year and focuses on the following objectives: suppressing the transmission of viruses that cause Kovid-19, reduces exposure to infection, fights disinfection, protects the most vulnerable, death And reduces disease and accelerates access to new equipment. Including vaccines, diagnostics and therapy.
The doctor who directed WHO stressed that the document recognizes the need to integrate Kovid-19’s response into the planning of health and development programs.
“The financing of the scheme is not just an investment in response to Kovid-19. It is an investment to improve the structure for global recovery and to prevent and mitigate future health emergencies.
Tedros Ahnom Ghebius recalled that at the beginning of the year he called for action, so that in the first 100 days of the year, vaccination of health professionals in all countries began. “Yesterday (Friday) we have reached half of that period and made progress, but there is still much to be done,” he warned.
He added, “With authorization for emergency use of two versions of the AstraZeneca vaccine this week, Kovacs is ready to deliver the vaccines and expect many manufacturers to fulfill their commitments.”
“We are close to the promise of vaccine equity,” he indicated, adding that the subject of vaccine equity would be on the agenda for the G7 meeting and conference.
“tomorrow [sexta-feira] “We will make a new announcement with the support of many organizations and thousands of people,” said the Director General of WHO.
Health professionals, international agencies, religious groups, youth and sports movements groups signed the declaration.
The manifesto calls for action. Political leaders are asked to increase co-funding for Kovacs and share doses parallel to national immunization plans. Manufacturers are asked to share knowledge with WHO experts to increase the global supply of vaccines.
The WHO launched the first strategic plan to control the Kovid-19 epidemic a year ago.
“Today, we are proud to launch a strategic plan to counter the disease in 2021”, the official said.
According to a report made by the French agency AFP, the Kovid-19 pandemic caused at least 2,430,693 deaths worldwide, more than 109.8 million cases of infection.
In Portugal, 15,754 deaths have been confirmed in 792,829, according to the latest bulletin of the Directorate General of Health.
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