In some countries, the number of cases and deaths has continued to grow rapidly, he said. With the reopening of society and economy, the number of cases in some countries that have successfully suppressed the spread of the virus is on the rise.
The novel coronavirus pneumonia is spreading in a large number of countries, leading to increased global cases, Michael Ryan, whos health emergency project leader, said. Some of this is due to the increase in the number of tests, but not the main cause. The number of hospital admissions and deaths are also increasing, indicating that the virus has spread stably at the global level.
He urged countries to be cautious and innovative in finding solutions to keep people safe while they continue to live. He continues to urge all countries to redouble the implementation of basic public health measures that who considers effective.
Increase global production of dexamethasone
He said that under the guidance of the principle of solidarity, countries must work together to ensure that countries with large numbers of critically ill patients have priority access to supplies and that dexamethasone is guaranteed when needed in the treatment of other diseases.
He stressed that transparency and continuous monitoring will be key to ensuring demand, not means, determines supply.
He noted that it was also important to check whether suppliers could guarantee quality, as there was a high risk of substandard or counterfeit products entering the market.
He said who stressed that dexamethasone should only be used in patients with severe or critical diseases under close clinical supervision. There is no evidence that the drug is effective in patients with mild illness, or that it can be used as a preventive measure, if it does, it may cause harm.
Basic health services disturbed by the new crown epidemic
More than half of the 82 countries responding so far have limited or suspended at least one service platform, such as outpatient or inpatient services or community care. Almost three quarters of countries reported partial or complete interruptions in dental and rehabilitation services.
About two thirds of countries reported interference with routine immunization, diagnosis and treatment of NCDs, and family planning and contraception. More than half of the countries reported mental health disorders, prenatal care, cancer diagnosis and treatment, and service interruptions for sick children.
Countries are adopting a variety of strategies to deal with these interferences, including triage, telemedicine and the transfer of patients to alternative medical facilities, he said. Nevertheless, in many years to come, people will feel the consequences of these disturbances.
The world is struggling to realize that health is not a luxury, but a cornerstone of security, stability and prosperity, he said. Thats why countries need to not only urgently respond to the epidemic, but also invest in strong domestic health systems and global health security.
Tan said world leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly last year to adopt a landmark political declaration on universal health coverage. Health coverage for all is now a priority for all countries more than ever before.
He stressed that it was not a question of whether a country could afford to do so, but whether it could bear its serious consequences if they did not.