File: NCDC Director-Basic, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu holds a gathering with Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma in Owerri on April 18, 2020.
The Director Basic of the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has stated the World Well being Organisation (WHO) is crucial to the survival of the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a video posted on the official Twitter deal with of Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the World Well being Group (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, the NCDC boss stated WHO has been useful in saving lives.
In keeping with Dr Ihekweazu, WHO is crucial to Africa, including that it gives experience for the continent and thus, funding it can be crucial.
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“The funding for WHO is so important,” he stated. “It is hard to really explain to somebody living outside of the continent how important this organization is for the work that we do.”
He defined that “We depend on them for steerage. Lives are saved due to the work they do. We don’t have the posh of this continent to construct up all of the infrastructure on our personal, the information, the experience they provide.
“So, the group is crucial to our collective survival, and subsequently, the collective survival of the world.”
The NCDC boss warned that halting funding for the physique might spell doom for the world.
Dr Ihekweazu stated: “A price will be paid and I hope we’ll never get to that stage. But if the funding for WHO is affected in the way it may be, that will be a huge price for humanity to pay and not just all of us on this side of the world. I really hopes that comes to pass.”
He, subsequently, referred to as for extra assist and funding for the WHO to allow the organisation “to do the critical work it does on our behalf.”
With assist from our donors @WHOAFRO is ready to perform important work on the continent, supporting nations in strengthening well being techniques together with companions like @NCDCgov. Thanks Dr @Chikwe_I to your assist. pic.twitter.com/zqGC4kdrFA
— Dr Matshidiso Moeti (@MoetiTshidi) April 23, 2020
US Halts Funding
US President, Donald Trump had final week Tuesday stated he was instructing his administration to halt funding whereas “a review is conducted to assess the World Health Organization’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.”
Trump defined that the US will now “discuss what to do with all that money that goes to the WHO.”
The US, which is the WHO’s largest contributor, accused the organisation final week of “mismanaging” the COVID-19 disaster, drawing ire from Beijing as each nations spar over the lethal virus.
China Offers $30m
China introduced on Thursday it should give one other $30 million to the WHO to assist in the worldwide combat in opposition to the coronavirus pandemic.
Overseas ministry spokesman Geng Shuang stated the brand new donation can be along with a earlier $20 million dedicated, and would assist “strengthen developing countries’ health systems”.