The World Health Organization warns that the gradual destruction of the natural environment would lead to an increase in communicable diseases in the global population.
WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus says early surveillance of these diseases would ensure a proper and collective response during future pandemic outbreaks.
He says an estimated 75% of emerging diseases enter the human population from animal populations.
Watch Ghebreyesus’full lecture here.
- Environmental degradation increases global and local economic risks.
- WHO not seeing a lot of cases of people getting reinfected with the new mutation of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
- WHO to continue working to boost the availability of vaccines.
LIVE: @DrTedros' Guest Lecture @Cambridge_Uni on Global Pandemic Response, Public Health and Sustainability, as part of Vice-Chancellor Lectures on Globalization, Sustainability, and the Power of Ideas https://t.co/L8vuLLv65Y
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 1, 2022