WHO chief warns of next global outbreak, asks countries to deliver Pandemic Agreement at World Governments Summit 2024 in Dubai

Still from video of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ talk at the Summit, posted on the event’s X account on Monday
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Dubai: The director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday issued a stark warning about the looming threat of a next pandemic during his speech at the World Governments Summit 2024 in Dubai and asked countries to deliver the ‘Pandemic Agreement’ to contain future outbreaks efficiently.

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Speaking on ‘A Pact with the Future: Why the Pandemic Agreement is Mission-Critical for Humanity’, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recalled how he had warned the world six years ago at the WGS 2018 that a pandemic could happen anytime and that the world was not prepared.