The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised an alarm calling on the world to be ready for the emergence of a pathogen much deadlier than the novel COVID-19.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who is the Director-General of the health body made the call on Wednesday during the 76th World Health Assembly in in Geneva, Switzerland.
‘The threat of another variant emerging that causes new surges of disease and death remains. And the threat of another pathogen emerging with even deadlier potential remains,’ he said.
‘And pandemics are far from the only threat we face. In a world of overlapping and converging crises, an effective architecture for health emergency preparedness and response must address emergencies of all kinds.’