The world is "not yet ready" for future outbreaks, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned in a new report.


[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] The global outbreak of Wuhan pneumonia (new coronavirus disease, COVID-19) has entered its third year. Recently, many countries have gradually lifted strict epidemic prevention policies. This has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to urgently appeal Countries must still respond cautiously to the outbreak, with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) also warning in its latest report that the world is "not yet ready" to deal with future outbreaks.

According to Reuters, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) mentioned in the 2022 World Disasters Report (World Disasters Report 2022) that Wuhan pneumonia (new coronavirus disease, COVID-19) caused More people have died than any earthquake, drought or hurricane in history, "but countries are still not prepared to deal with future outbreaks, which is dangerous".

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IFRC Secretary-General Jagan Chapagain, the world's largest disaster response network, said, "The next epidemic may be imminent. If we learn from Wuhan pneumonia (new coronavirus disease, COVID-19), If we can’t speed up our preparedness, what can?” and bluntly pointed out that “after three bad years, we can no longer make excuses for our continued lack of preparedness”.

In addition, the report mentioned that countries should review their legislation to ensure compliance with the epidemic preparedness plan by the end of 2023, and adopt new treaties and revised International Health Regulations (International Health Regulations) next year to bet on more Concentrate on the preparation and response of the local society.

At the same time, the report also recommends that countries should increase domestic health funding to 1% of gross domestic product (GDP), and increase global health funding by at least US$15 billion (about NT$444.5 billion) per year, while Chiapa Guine also believes that this is a "good investment" and "the most important thing is that there must be political will to commit to action. If there is political will, it is possible to achieve the goal."

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