Refugees to benefit from UHC worldwide

Director General WHO Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Speaking to the world Dr. Tedros said that the fight against the pandemic is still on and the world should not give up due to the mental and physical pandemic fatigue.

Leaders have been asked to balance the disruption to livelihoods with the need to protect health workers and health systems.

Most health workers despite stress and traumas are still on the frontline to protect patients and everyone should try their best to assist them by ensuring they adhere to the measures given.

Syrian internally displaced people walk in the Atme camp, along the Turkish border in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, on March 19, 2013. The conflict in Syria between rebel forces and pro-government troops has killed at least 70,000 people, and forced more than one million Syrians to seek refuge abroad. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Dr. Tedros has said that no one wants the lock downs and restrictions but everyone should take responsibility and governments should know the type of epidemic that are dealing with break the chains of transmissions, test extensively, provide support to all quarantined and get ahead of the virus.

The director general has said that it is possible to achieve safety by ensuring the health system is strengthened. He said that when leaders act quickly and move first there will be no regrets.

He however advices against politicizing the pandemic as it can result to confusion and more cases.

Tedros said that it is vital that countries and governments include the refugee and migrants as part of their commitment to universal health care as health for all means all.


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