“The COVID-19 pandemic is now entering its third year and we are at a critical juncture,” mentioned Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a press convention alongside Germany’s growth minister Svenja Schulze.
“We must work together to bring the acute phase of this pandemic to an end. We cannot let it continue to drag on, lurching between panic and neglect.”
Tedros mentioned on Monday that Germany had turn out to be the company’s largest donor, with out giving particulars. Historically, the United States has made the most important monetary contribution amongst member states to the organisation.
Schulze mentioned that the highest precedence of Germany, which took over the G7 Presidency, is to finish the pandemic worldwide and referred to as for a “massively accelerated, truly global vaccination campaign” so as to take action.
The occasion in Geneva kicks off every week of WHO Executive Board conferences the place key facets of the UN The well being company’s future are because of be mentioned, together with Tedros’ bid for a second time period and a proposal to make the company extra financially impartial.
(Reporting by Emma Farge and Paul Carrel; Editing by Toby Chopra)