“Strong and resilient health systems are the best defense” – WHO Chief

Remarks by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, on ‘Joining Forces: Effective Policy Solutions for Covid-19 Response’ – ECOSOC Informal Briefing.

Speaking at the event via videolink from Geneva, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said “strong and resilient health systems are the best defense not only against outbreaks and pandemics, but also against the multiple health threats that people around the world face every day.”

He also said “Covid-19 pandemic will eventually recede, but there cannot be going back to business-as-usual,” and added that “as we work on responding to this pandemic, we must also work to lay the foundations for healthier, safer, fairer world.”

“That’s how we can say enough is enough and never again,” Dr Tedros underlined.

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