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The world on the brink of defeat from the pandemic, says Harsh Vardhan at the WHO meeting | India News

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NEW DELHI: The world is poised to defeat the coronavirus pandemic by adopting preventive, proactive and collaborative strategies to combat the virus, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Tuesday.
“I am grateful to the member countries that despite the great disparity in their epidemiological trends, we are about to defeat the pandemic by adopting preventive, proactive and collaborative strategies,” said the Union Minister of Health at the 148th session of the meeting ( virtual) of the WHO Executive Board.
Speaking about the year that was marred by the pandemic, he said: “2020 was the year of science in which the best of humanity was shown through the gloom that descended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The situation demanded the establishment of a major global collaboration. ” so that scientists could share their experience. For these governments, business and philanthropic organizations came together to begin committing resources. ”
On the efforts being made globally to combat Covid-19, Harsh Vardhan added: “All member states are doing everything they can to overcome the challenges and improve the accessibility, affordability and quality of care services. But the work is not done here. So we must redouble our commitment to ending the pandemic. ”
“In today’s environment, no place is safe until any place is safe. At WHO, we have ensured that low- and middle-income countries have access to safe and effective Covid-19 tests, treatments and vaccines.”
On the post-Covid world, he said: “The post-Covid world will be full of challenges. To overcome them, the WHO must be a pioneer, empowered to work towards a new vision that allows it to realize its full potential and strengthen health systems in the member countries “.
Harsh Vardhan’s statement comes as the global Covid-19 case count surpassed the 100 million mark on Wednesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The United States continues to be the most affected country with 25,407,414 cases.

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