Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), with 24 leaders, consisting of presidents or presidents of Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia, said in a joint letter that countries should work together to bring a new international agreement on preparedness and combat against epidemics.
In the open letter published in the French newspaper Le Monde; France, Portugal, England, Germany, Rwanda, Greece, Chile, Kenya, Albania, South Africa, Netherlands, Tunisia, Senegal, Ukraine, Indonesia, Fiji, Romania, President of the European Council Charles Michel, South Korea, Costa Rica, Trinidad and With the presidents or prime ministers of Tobago, Spain, Norway, Serbia, Ghebreyesus emphasized that the new type of corona virus (Covid-19) epidemic is the biggest problem facing the global community since 1940.
The letter said, “While we are fighting together to end the Covid-19 epidemic, our hope today is to give the international health sector a stronger structure to protect future generations.”
In the letter, which stated that other epidemics will come in the world, it was pointed out that no government could fight against epidemics alone.
In the letter, it was stated that the epidemics should be coordinated and effectively fought.
The letter said, “We are committed to ensuring equal and universal access to reliable, effective and affordable vaccines and medicines for this epidemic and those that follow,” and stated that the vaccine should be produced and distributed as quickly as possible.
“We believe that countries should work together to develop a new international agreement on preparedness and combat against epidemics,” the letter said.
It was stated in the letter that this will be an important step, and the main goal of this agreement will encourage an approach that strengthens national, regional and global capacities and solidarity in the face of future epidemics.
In the letter, it was emphasized that international cooperation should also be strengthened for this.
He was vaccinated at the age of 104