WHO Director-Common Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated he hopes the US would rethink its suspension of funding, however that his important focus was on ending the pandemic and saving lives.
WHO Director-Common Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. (Picture: Reuters)
The top of the World Well being Group (WHO) stated on Wednesday that he hoped the Trump administration would rethink its suspension of funding, however that his important focus was on ending the pandemic and saving lives.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, instructed a Geneva information convention: “I hope the freezing of the funding will likely be reconsidered and the US will as soon as once more assist WHO’s work and proceed to save lots of lives.”
“I hope the US believes that this an vital imvestment, not simply to assist others however for the US to remain protected additionally,” Tedros stated.
Dr. Mike Ryan, WHO’s prime emergencies skilled, stated that it was vital to grasp the animal origins of the brand new coronavirus which jumped the species barrier to people in China late final yr, including: “It may be breached once more”.
The WHO stands able to work with the UN’s Meals and Agriculture Group (FAO) and World Organisation for Animal Well being (OIE) to conduct an investigation into the animal origin, and has supplied help to China’s authorities, Ryan stated.