WHO launches international cooperation in response to new coronavirus. Leaders from several countries, including France and Germany, and medical organizations promised on Friday that they will work together to accelerate the development and production of new coronavirus and new vaccines, as well as the detection and treatment of this virus and ensure equitable access around the world.
The full title of this statement is: “Support global collaboration to accelerate the development, production, and equitable access to coronavirus drugs in 2019.” The announcement ceremony was hosted by the World Health Organization, the President of France, the President of the European Commission and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. United Nations Secretary-General Guterres, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Chairperson of the Group of 20, France, South Africa, Germany, Vietnam, Italy, Spain and Malaysia, as well as other national leaders gave speeches at the meeting via video.
WHO Director-General Tan Desai said: “We can come together to stop the spread of coronavirus 2019. Countries, health partners, manufacturers and the private sector must work together to ensure that the benefits of science and research benefit everyone.” During the video conference, it was announced that WHO and its global partners had jointly launched this international collaboration plan, bringing together a multitude of organizations, as well as public and private sectors, to tackle the virus pandemic.
WHO has stated that since January this year, WHO has been working with researchers from hundreds of institutions to develop and test vaccines, standardize test methods and regulatory methods for innovative test designs, and prioritize candidate vaccines. standard. WHO-qualified pre-tested diagnostic methods are used worldwide and new ones are being prepared. He is coordinating a global trial to assess the safety and efficacy of four treatments for 2019 coronavirus.
European leaders, including French President Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President von Delane, also participated in the publication of the WHO plan.
France Presse reported that neither China nor the United States, the countries with the most serious epidemics, were involved in the outbreak of a new coronavirus. In response to a request from Reuters on Friday, an official representative of the US delegation to the UN in Geneva said that the United States would not participate in this plan. The spokesperson said via e-mail: “The US spokesman will not participate, but we look forward to furthering understanding of this plan to help international collaboration develop a new vaccine against coronavirus disease as soon as possible.”
WHO-qualified pre-tested diagnostic methods are used worldwide and new ones are being prepared. WHO Director-General Tan Desai said: “We can come together to stop the spread of coronavirus 2019. Countries, health partners, manufacturers and the private sector must work together to ensure that the benefits of science and research benefit everyone.”
The United States was once the largest donor to WHO, but US President Trump announced that he will suspend WHO funding.