AN EVALUATION OF ROLE OF WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IN COVID 19
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 5671-5677
AbstractA pandemic triggered by a respiratory diseases capable of spreading mankind has often had devastating effects in the present global context where there are large gaps in wellbeing and healthcare between countries and public health services that are also depleted of funding. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been a significant driver of responses and now leads despite its worldwide oversight. With the burden of disease the and the resulting crisis worsening, it is important that the reaction of the WHO is contextualised within its roles, in the sense of its mandates and its degree of manoeuvrability, and in the context of the information and evidence provided in connection with a coronaviral pandemic. Now is the time to stand squarely in the hands of the WHO as the UN's expert organisation and leading scientific body on global health to improve the COVID-19 efforts to deal with it1,2. Time spent criticising former acts threaten us to lose sight on tackling the appalling effects of the virus on ill health and mortality.
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