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Dr. Margaret Chan: The Only Ways to Prevail the Pandemic is to Learn from the Past and Strengthen Cooperation
Origin:Boao Forum for Asia      Time:2020-06-08 23:29:17    Views:176

Dr. Margaret Chan: The Only Ways to Prevail the Pandemic is to Learn from the Past and Strengthen Cooperation

On June 2, at the Expert Webinar of the 2nd conference of the Global Health Forum of Boao Forum for Asia, Dr. Margaret Chan stressed that COVID-19 will exist in a long time, and mankind is not only dealing with a health crisis, but also a potential economic crisis. We must exhaust all means to prevent the pandemic from becoming a humanitarian crisis. Therefore, learning from past and strengthening cooperation is the only way out.  

Dr. Chan pointed out we must first learn from countries that have done well in their responses to the pandemic. For instance, learn the stringent prevention and control measures China has adopted to lower the number of cases and deaths; analyze Singapore's experience and response to the waves of confirmed cases. Moreover, we must strengthen global, regional and industrial cooperation to continuously improve human health and promote sustainable development. It is essential to adhere to the leadership of the United Nations and the World Health Organization, to formulate uniform technical standards for pandemic prevention, to resolve inequality among countries and to promote effective pandemic control and prevention policies. 

Dr. Chan concluded that we do not know what the future holds for us, but humanity has the courage, resolution, innovation and creativity to learn lessons from the pandemic and go further to be much stronger from communication and cooperation.