WHO - WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 - 6 November 2020

06 November 2020 |
  • WHO and UNICEF are jointly launching an emergency appeal to rapidly boost measles and polio vaccination. WHO estimates that $655 million US dollars is needed to address dangerous immunisation gaps in children in non-Gavi eligible countries. 
  • As the pandemic unfolds, as countries have reflected, they have used intra action reviews to make their responses stronger.  An Intra-Action Review uses a whole-of-society, multi-sectoral approach, acknowledging the contributions of all relevant stakeholders involved in COVID-19 preparedness and response at the national and sub-national levels. 
  • Intra-Action Reviews not only help countries improve their COVID-19 response but also contribute towards their long-term health security. To date, 21 countries have completed them and others are in pipeline. 

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