The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Wednesday that it is preparing a plan to significantly expand the shipment of tests and other health materials to nearly forty countries in economic difficulties in the coming weeks. M ichael J. Ryan, executive director of the organization’s Health Emergencies Program, at the organization’s routine press conference on covid-19.
The WHO official lamented that the “global supply chain” is very “broken” and that there are many places where the “production and distribution” of materials is “extremely complicated”. Nevertheless, he said, the entity continues to work with multiple international organizations to make the distribution. “We are focused on catering to the needs of fragile countries,” he said.
Meanwhile, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has announced that the agency's Emergency Committee will meet tomorrow Thursday to discuss the evolution of the pandemic and study a possible update of the health recommendations. in countries. Tomorrow marks three months since the organization declared an international emergency for the disease, on January 31. “This virus is worse than a terrorist attack, it can cause political, economic and social unrest,” he warned, calling for “national unity and global solidarity.”
The organization continues to work to learn more about the new virus. WHO epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove has explained that “many studies are coming out” and review “every test.” “We are working on 90 epidemiological studies,” he stressed, insisting that most indicate, for the time being, “that a large percentage of the population is still exposed to covid-19.”