Remarks by WHO Director-Normal at press convention following G20 Well being Ministers assembly – 20 June 2022

Remarks by WHO Director-Normal at press convention following G20 Well being Ministers assembly – 20 June 2022

Selamat sore, sugeng sonten – Hi there everybody and thanks for becoming a member of us.

Initially, I want to thank Ministers Budi and Indonesia for his or her management and hospitality in internet hosting this G20 Well being Ministers’ Assembly.

I’m more than happy to see that the reported instances and deaths from COVID-19 are actually at very low ranges right here in Indonesia and that greater than 60% of the inhabitants is absolutely vaccinated.

Nevertheless, this isn’t the case in each nation. With continued transmission, much less testing and sequencing, and 40% of the world’s inhabitants nonetheless unvaccinated, the pandemic will not be over but.

It’s essential that each one nations proceed to vaccinate, particularly these most in danger, together with well being staff and folks over 60.

On the similar time, all of us have to study the painful classes the pandemic is instructing us, and that has been the main target of our discussions right here this morning.

Finally month’s World Well being Meeting, WHO introduced a proposal for a brand new international structure for preparedness and response to well being emergencies.

It incorporates 10 key suggestions for stronger governance, stronger methods and instruments, stronger funding and a stronger WHO.

One such advice is the creation of a Monetary Middleman Fund, or FIF, to assist nations strengthen their defenses towards epidemics and pandemics.

This morning we had a productive dialogue on what the FIF would appear to be and the way it will work.

Crucially, the FIF’s governance have to be inclusive, with a construction that permits for illustration of all nations.

And it should even be coherent with different elements of the worldwide structure for preparedness and response to well being emergencies.

This consists of one other of WHO’s 10 suggestions to develop a brand new platform for the speedy growth of, and equitable entry to, vaccines, exams, remedies and different instruments throughout future pandemics.

This platform can also be a precedence of the Indonesian G20 Presidency.

We additionally mentioned one other G20 precedence underneath Minister Budi, specifically increasing native manufacturing of vaccines, exams and coverings.

That is one other important a part of WHO’s work to make the world a safer place. Presently, the manufacturing of those very important instruments is concentrated in too few firms in too few nations. Increasing native manufacturing in all areas of the world is a precedence for WHO.

We additionally had a constructive dialogue on different urgent public well being challenges together with tuberculosis, antimicrobial resistance and the necessity for a One Well being method. Every of those subjects is expounded to creating the world a safer place.

Thanks once more Minister Budi and Indonesia and I look ahead to your questions.

Terima Kasih.

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