U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and World Health Organization( WHO) Director- General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus held the firstU.S.- WHO Strategic Dialogue. Convened under the Biden- Harris Administration, theU.S.- WHO Strategic Dialogue provides a platform to maximize the longstandingU.S. government- WHO cooperation, and to cover and promote the health of all people around the globe, including the American people.
Representatives from across the United States Government and WHO leadership bandied several precedence global public health issues and areas of collaboration and cooperation, including ongoing WHO strengthening sweats. TheU.S. and WHO ate the creation of the major new fiscal conciliator fund for epidemic forestallment, preparedness, and response, and called on countries to help insure it’s sustainably financed and supported.
As the world looks to crop stronger from the COVID- 19 epidemic, it’s clear that we must be more set going forward, commodity stressed by recent outbreaks of monkeypox, ebola, and polio. The global health armature comprises important realities, programs, and legal tools that help countries to ameliorate public, indigenous, and global health. An essential aspect of this armature is the capability to help, descry, and respond to afflictions and other health security pitfalls. Secretary Becerra and Director- General Tedros agreed that public and global capacities must be strong, nimble, ever perfecting, and always fit- for- purpose. They bandied sweats underway to ameliorate the global health armature, to support flexible health systems, and to advance health equity.
The discussion also addressed sweats to develop a new epidemic instrument, strengthening the International Health Regulations( IHR), including through targeted emendations, as well as scaling- up of Universal Health Preparedness Review, including the Joint External Evaluation and other applicable tools, and streamlining global, indigenous, and public epidemic and One Health surveillance capabilities. It’s also vital to take forward openings for advancing health security and primary health care, including by using the expansive global health data structure supported by a number ofU.S. Government programs. In promoting rapid-fire and transparent data sharing, and collaboration, strengthened IHRs, and a new epidemic instrument can give important tools to WHO Member States, including the United States, to help, descry, and fleetly respond to new events with epidemic eventuality and examiner complaint control measures. This buttressing of global health security is essential to cover the health of the world and the American people.
In addition to strengthening health exigency preparedness and response, the United States and WHO recommitted to strengthening our cooperation in crucial areas for the world to reach the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, progress towards is a quarter of the pace demanded. Accelerated progress will bear flexible health systems able of handling unborn health extremities, reorienting towards integrated primary health care as a means to achieve universal health content, investing in comprehensive health and care pool development and community engagement, and promoting programs that fete the links between the terrain and health to ameliorate quality of life. Accelerating progress towards the SDGs also requires using progress made in addressing HIV, TB, polio, and malaria, advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights, and empowering marginalized and vulnerable communities in global health. likewise,U.S. and WHO leadership also bandied progress made on popular and governance reform as well as WHO’s work to help and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual importunity.
Feting there’s much further to do together to ameliorate and promote global public health, the United States and the WHO decided to task specialized experts with farther development of their collaboration in 2023, including a common work plan with a focus on conditioning in support of these participated leadership objects. Secretary Becerra and Director- General Tedros will continue their positive engagement and guide the work of the specialized brigades with an anticipated update and reassessment by the comingU.S.- WHO Strategic Dialogue to be held in late 2023.