The World Health Organization (WHO) says reaching a global vaccination equity target of 40% needs a whole of government & society approach.

WHO Director General, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus says a more aggressive approach is needed to ensure that globally, more people get immediate access to a Covid-19 vaccine.

He says like any other natural disaster the Covid-19 pandemic should also be treated with urgency.

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The World Health Organization’s first WHO Academy is set to officially open its doors in 2023.

The organization this week announced the launch of the academy to be located in Lyon, France.

WHO Director General, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus says the state-of-the-art academy will give healthcare workers, across the globe, access to the latest technology and healthcare training.

He says the academy will allow healthcare workers to upskill themselves and advance their careers.

Read Ghebreyesus’ full statement here.

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