Archive for December 27th, 2021


‘Scale Up Support to Iran to Safeguard Fleeing Afghans’


‘We Underestimate This Virus at Our Peril’

© WHO/Booming/Carlos Cesar | A COVID-19 vaccination centre in Luanda, Angola.
2021 also saw the launch of a UN-backed programme to help developing countries protect their populations against the virus, and steps were taken to prepare for future global health crises.

Infectious Diseases Present ‘Clear Danger’ Everywhere

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — COVID-19 continues to demonstrate how quickly “an infectious disease can sweep across the world”, pushing health systems to the brink and upending daily life for all of humanity, the UN chief said on Monday [27 December], marking the International Day of Epidemic Preparedness.

UN Women/Pathumporn Thongking | A healthcare worker at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute in Thailand.

“It also revealed our failure to learn the lessons of recent health emergencies like SARS, avian influenza, Zika, Ebola and others”, Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message.

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