Ahead of global health assembly, WHO stresses need for solidarity, preparation

Samples are tested by scientists at Oxford University’s Jenner Institute as the development of a vaccine against the coronavirus continues. (UN Photo)

(United Nations News) The COVID-19 pandemic can be defeated through science, solutions and solidarity, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, underlining one of its core messages throughout the crisis. 

The reminder comes ahead of next week’s World Health Assembly, the annual meeting of the UN agency’s decision-making body, which normally takes place in May but had to be cut short this year due to the pandemic. 

There are more than 47 million COVID-19 cases, and over 1.2 million deaths, according to latest figures.  The Assembly will chart the course for response and global health priorities. 

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