The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the health agency of United Nations which has played an essential role in intercepting the COVID19 pandemic.
The Organisation has raised awareness in multiple countries about the outbreak and showed them a need to be prepared. It has issued COVID-19 strategies to the world with response plan which countries need to undertake. The health agency’s six regional offices, and 150 country offices, work closely with governments around the world to prepare their health systems for the ravages of COVID-19, and to respond effectively when cases arrive and begin to mount. WHO has setup COVID19 response fund to ensure the welfare of the patients across the globe and essential supplies to the frontline healthcare workers. It has managed to receive more then $800 Million from the governments of the different nations, private establishments and individuals.
World Health Organisation has been delivering daily situation reports and press releases to the world. It is further providing precise information on COIVD 19 and also helping in busting dangerous myths spreading in the world. A task team has been set up by WHO to ensure the accuracy of the information. To aid the flow of reliable information on social platforms many IT companies are having their tie ups with WHO. Since the outbreak, it has been providing essential medical equipment’s to the countries at large. WHO ensures that supplies reaches to the healthcare workers.PPE is essential to ensure health professionals are able to save lives, including their own.
According to a report of UN, “WHO is working with the International Chamber of Commerce, the World Economic Forum, and others in the private sector, to ramp up the production and distribution of essential medical supplies.On 8 April, WHO launched a “UN COVID-19 Supply Chain Task Force”, which aims to dramatically increase the supply of essential protective equipment where it is needed”.
From the outset, the organisation is helping the poorest and most vulnerable section of the society and when it comes to diagnostic system, the WHO has developed research protocols that are being used in more then 40 countries, and many including 130 scientists across the world have come together to work with WHO in order to give speed to the development of a vaccine against COVID19. It has brought together 400 of the world’s leading researchers to identify research priorities. Medical training and assistance has been provided by WHO to all the healthcare workers in different parts of the country through online platform to fight against COVID19. The Organisation has also developed an network that supports countries via experts known as “Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network” (GOARN) which ensures prominent expertise available on the ground.