Global health leaders to assess international response to coronavirus
Global health leaders plan to call for a review of international actions to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
The World Health Organization, for the 73rd UN body assembly, will hold a virtual meeting on Monday and Tuesday. Representatives from 194 WHO member states will participate in this conference.
Covid-19 has infected 4,804,846 people worldwide. Of these people 316,711 died while 1,858,806 recovered. There are 2,629,329 active cases worldwide.
Several concerns will be raised about how the coronavirus pandemic has been dealt with by the WHO and member states.
It is likely the European Union will lead the international conference. Countries like the UK, Australia , and New Zealand will also call for inquiries into how countries tackle the global pandemic, and what lessons can be learned.
At the World Health Assembly, member countries meet under one roof to assess the success of UN health agencies. Also, they set their goals for the year to come.
EU spokeswoman Virginie Battu-Henriksson said the meeting would answer several of the issues.
“How did this pandemic spread? What is the epidemiology behind it? All this is absolutely crucial for us going forward to avoid another pandemic of this kind.”
Yet she also made it clear that now is not the time to play “any sort of blame game.”