Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Coun­tries gear up for bet­ter emer­gency pre­pared­ness

- Health · Society · United Nations · Finland · France · Indonesia · World Health Organization · United Nations General Assembly

COVID-19 will not be the world’s last health emer­gency and there is an ur­gent need for sus­tain­able health emer­gency pre­pared­ness to deal with the next one.

This was the strong sen­ti­ment shared by par­tic­i­pants of the United Na­tions Gen­eral Assem­bly side-event on ‘Sus­tain­able pre­pared­ness for health se­cu­rity and re­silience: Adopt­ing a whole-of-so­ci­ety ap­proach and break­ing the “panic-then-for­get” cy­cle’. The high-level vir­tual event was co-hosted by Fin­land, France and In­done­sia, along with the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion (WHO).

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