STATEMENT by DR TEDROS ADHANOM GHEBREYESUS, WHO DIRECTOR-GENERAL, 2018
“Ebolataught us several painful but valuable lessons. The most important is this:that a fragile health system in one country can potentially expose the world toa global health catastrophe. When surveillance systems are inadequate, orhealth workers do not show up to work because they have not been paid inmonths; or medicines are in short supply; or infection prevention and controlis lacking, disaster is just around the corner.”Dr Tedrosstressed that the key to creating a pandemic free world is to acknowledge thatUniversal Health Coverage and Health Security are two sides of the same coinand to invest in strengthening the fabrics of Health Systems everywhere.
QUOTED IN: Hidden Pockets,by NishithaAysha Ashraf, 24 March 2020