Oct 18, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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World leaders tasked on vaccine equity, pandemic preparedness, others

The World Health Organization (WHO) has the heads of state and government who are at 76 to prepare for future pandemics and to renew efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The COVID-19 -Pandemic has already killed nearly 5 million people around the world as the virus remains active in all regions.

Vaccines are the most important tool to end the pandemic and save lives and livelihoods. More than 5.7 billion vaccine doses have been administered worldwide. However, 73 percent of this was administered in just 10 countries.

High-income countries administered 61 times more doses per inhabitant than low-income countries. The longer the vaccination inequality continues, the more the virus will circulate and the longer the social and economic disruption will last.

The WHO’s goal is to vaccinate at least 40 percent of the population of each country by the end of this Year and 70 percent by the middle of next year. These goals are achievable if countries and manufacturers are seriously committed to vaccines.

WHO urged world leaders to seize the moment and commit to concerted action, adequate resources and solidarity and an Building a better future for people and the planet.

This happened when Italy joined many countries requiring all workers to have a COVID Green Passport as proof of vaccination, negative test or recovery from Made virus mandatory. The measures are a first for Europe and are among the strictest in the world.

The green passport was originally introduced to make traveling within the EU more efficient. Since then, several countries have requested the submission of the certificate for various reasons.

According to initial joint estimates of 1.9 million people in 2016, work-related illnesses and injuries were responsible for deaths WHO and International Labor Organization (ILO) .

According to WHO / ILO Joint Estimates of the Work-related Burden of Disease and Injury, 2000-2016: Global Monitoring Report, the most of work-related deaths attributed to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases were.

Non-communicable diseases made up 81 percent of deaths. The leading causes of death were chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (450,000 deaths), stroke (400,000 deaths), and ischemic heart disease (350,000 deaths). Accidents at work caused 19 percent of deaths (360,000 deaths).