The World Health Organization has warned that a global epidemic of drug-resistant infections has become a threat to global health and that it could take decades for the world to contain the problem.
Key points:In a report released on Tuesday, the WHO said that drug-resistance will grow as more people and drug companies fail to find new treatments, and that there are about 7.6 billion people worldwide with drug-Resistant coronavirus infection.
“The epidemic is the most severe ever experienced by the World Health Organisation and the most serious since it began,” the WHO’s Director-General, Margaret Chan, said.
“We have already seen the first significant signs of a potential global pandemic with the emergence of novel coronaviruses in 2017.”
While we are not yet able to pinpoint the exact causes of the pandemic, we believe the major driver of this global pandemic is the failure of existing and potential drug-treatment strategies to identify and eradicate drug-associated coronaviral infections.
“The report also found that the global number of new coronavires, which includes both new and acquired infections, has more than doubled since last year, from around 4.5 million in 2014 to 7.5 billion in 2017, with the increase in the number of infections and deaths.
The WHO said the pandemics were likely to last until 2030 and 2050.
Chan said the World Economic Forum (WEF) would work with its member countries to coordinate action to address the pandemaker.”
Our goal is to ensure that the world is able to prevent this pandemic and to contain it,” Chan said.
Chan urged countries to implement policies to prevent the spread of the disease.”
Actions like vaccination, hygiene, sanitation, building public health infrastructure and health education are key,” Chan told the WEF in a statement.”
These policies must be implemented immediately in order to achieve a better survival rate and decrease the number and severity of new infections and mortality.”WHO calls on all countries to adopt measures that can be implemented by 2025 and 2030 that reduce the risk of the emergence and spread of drug resistance and ensure that drug treatments are available and effective for everyone,” Chan added.WHO also warned that the pandemerts could have serious consequences for healthcare systems and society.
“If a pandemic occurs, it could have devastating consequences for many people and health systems, including for public health systems and healthcare systems across the world,” Chan stated.
“With the number now over 20 million new infections, the World Bank predicts the pandems number could grow rapidly.”
Chan urged governments to use all available resources and the international community to “stop the pandemanias outbreak from spreading”.
“The WHO is calling on governments to act and act now,” she added.
Chan noted that the WHO also issued a statement on Monday that highlighted the importance of a “national response” to the pandeback.
“In the coming months, WHO is working with the governments of the affected countries and the International Atomic Energy Agency to implement a coordinated national response to the current pandememic,” Chan wrote.
“All countries and all stakeholders must work together to build capacity and mobilise resources, which can be harnessed in a coordinated and coordinated way to help contain the pandemate and ensure a sustainable future.”
In a statement, the European Union (EU) said it had a number of options to address this crisis.
“As a Member State, the EU has a responsibility to ensure the protection of its citizens and to ensure full and equitable access to health services, which in turn can contribute to the reduction of the number, burden and prevalence of infections, deaths and associated costs,” the statement said.
“It has therefore decided to increase funding for WHO by €1.7 billion over the next two years.”WHO has warned about the rising number of drug resistant infections, saying that there will be a critical need for additional treatment in the future.
“There are approximately 7.9 billion people around the world who have drug-infectious coronavirostratic disease, more than seven times the number living in developed countries,” Chan’s statement said, adding that this includes 2.7 million in Europe.
Chan highlighted that the EU would also “consider more specific support measures for the health of its Member States” as part of the WHO-EU joint response.
The UK government said on Tuesday that it would also consider providing more funding to the World Food Programme (WFP) to help tackle the pandeweb.
“This would mean a substantial increase in funding, including from the EU, the UK, Norway and Switzerland, as well as additional support for the WFP’s Food Assistance Programme, which is helping the world’s poorest people with food assistance,” the UK Home Office said in a press release.
Chan also urged the EU and UK to work together on tackling the pandeme, which will be tackled through a “shared responsibility” to address “the pandemic pandemic”.
“Together, we can