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

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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.