He said that the world is facing a common threat, which can only be defeated with a common approach.
People with stay-at-home orders are understandably frustrated by weeks of confinement, but COVID-19 will be around for a long time and one of the greatest dangers is complacency, World Health Organization (WHO) chief warned Wednesday.
But to stem the WHO death prediction for 2020, the RBM partnership to end malaria has called on countries to act now to save additional lives from malaria death as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic.
"It is very important to make sure that you have equitable access to quality, efficient, new tools for COVID-19", she said.
He said, "Since January, WHO has been working with thousands of researchers all over the world to accelerate and track vaccine development - from developing animal models to clinical trial designs, and everything in between".
The group hopes to ramp-up efforts to implement innovative diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines on a large scale to defeat COVID-19.
"So the challenge is to speed up and harmonize processes to ensure that once products are deemed safe and effective, they can be brought to the billions of people in the world who need them", the WHO spokesperson said.
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The WHO has said the virus likely came from animals and there's no evidence it was manipulated or produced in a laboratory. We also work with countries to strengthen health systems and improve access to live-saving health services .
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It also allowed for some moving pictures of those healthcare workers to be displayed on the side of the video as he performed. The special aims to pay tribute to those on the front lines of the coronavirus fight and raise awareness about staying home.
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"Ultimately, the showstopper will be obviously a vaccine , where you can vaccinate people and you won't have it", said Dr. The vaccine acts by priming the immune system to recognize and attack the coronavirus , stimulating a T-cell response.
"Experience has told us that even when tools are available they have not been equal to all. We can not allow that to happen".
Although many governments have praised the agency for its work, Dr Tedros has faced some calls to resign over the crisis, particularly from a number of United States politicians.
"We could be careful not to over-promise because we are desperate for this vaccine to work but the team in Oxford have a really strong record going back 30 years", Walsh stated.
World leaders including German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron were among those supporting the ACT Accelerator at a virtual press conference on Friday afternoon. Sir Andrew Witty, the British former head of the global drugs giant GSK, was appointed alongside Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the chair of Gavi.
There must be needs-based global access to an eventual COVID-19 vaccine, he said, to avoid the "risk of having the anxious well gobble up all the vaccines".
"This is a first step only, but more will be needed in the future", von der Leyen said.
To address the current situation, the worldwide health agency advises for countries to tailor malaria interventions in Covid-19 response which include guidance on the prevention of infection through vector control and chemo-prevention, testing, treatment of cases, clinical services, supply chain, and laboratory activities.