"Yesterday, #WHA74 wrapped up a highly productive week of discussions & decisions. It was conducted entirely virtually. I was heartened that together we adopted over 30 resolutions & decisions on a broad range of health challenges"-@DrTedros
"And the three recent reviews of the international response to the #COVID19 pandemic reflected the need for a paradigm shift in both the quantity and quality of funding for WHO"-@DrTedros #WHA74
"Member States also agreed to hold a WHO Special Session of the World Health Assembly in November to consider developing a WHO treaty or convention on pandemic preparedness and response"-@DrTedros #PandemicTreaty #WHA74
"This will be a very important opportunity, for a new, truly representative, inclusive global compact to keep our health systems, societies and economies safer"-@DrTedros #PandemicTreaty #WHA74

"But there is still a lot of work to do to end the #COVID19 pandemic. While we’re encouraged that cases and deaths are continuing to decline in many areas globally, there is no room for complacency"-@DrTedros
"The consistent use of public health measures, in combination with equitable access to medical supplies, oxygen, tests, treatments and vaccines, remains critical"-@DrTedros #COVID19

"Tomorrow, #COVAX, co-led by @gavi, @CEPIvaccines & WHO, alongside key implementation partner @UNICEF, aims to raise critical new funds at it’s AMC Summit to further diversify its portfolio and buy additional vaccines for low- and lower-middle-income countries"-@DrTedros
"Fully financing #COVAX and @ACTAccelerator is key to ending the increasingly two-track pandemic and I thank the Government of #Japan for hosting the AMC summit"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity
"Today, I’m happy to announce that the Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine has been given WHO Emergency Use Listing after being found to be safe, effective and quality assured following two doses of the inactivated vaccine"-@DrTedros #COVID19
"Furthermore, the easy storage requirements of CoronaVac make it very suitable for low-resource settings. It is now the eighth vaccine to receive Emergency Use Listing by WHO. It’s now crucial to get these lifesaving tools to the people that need them quickly"-@DrTedros #COVID19
"Overnight, I joined leaders from the @IMFNews, the @wto & the @WorldBank in publishing an op-ed in many newspapers around the 🌍 that calls for a new commitment with a $50B rapid investment to fund #VaccinEquity & other crucial health tools"-@DrTedros
"We particularly welcome that in the proposal, the majority of the new funding would be made available quickly through grants, including to fill the @ACTAccelerator’s funding gap"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity

"This would help us dramatically scale up the production of diagnostics, treatments, oxygen, medical equipment and vaccines for equitable distribution"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity #ACTogether

"Furthermore, this new roadmap reflects the need to enhance countries readiness and capacity systems to utilise these tools rapidly, safely and effectively"-@DrTedros #ACTogether

"It should be a real game changer and as @G7 finance leaders meet in the 🇬🇧 this week, followed by a heads of state summit next week, there are multiple opportunities for leaders to step up"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity
"As well as securing funds to roll out health tools equitably, now is the moment for leaders to share vaccine doses with #COVAX, ensure #healthworkers and other at-risk people are protected, and extinguish variants"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity
"Last week I called for all countries, companies and partners to work together to vaccinate at least 10% of the population of every country by September and at least 30% by the end of the year"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity

"As we said in our joint op-ed, along with other agreements and surge investment, it’s possible that we could reach 40% by the end of the year"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity
"Through public health measures & 💉 we have the means to end the #COVID19 pandemic quickly & save countless lives & livelihoods, but we need the will to make it happen. They say where there's a will there’s a way. We know the way; the question is, do we have the will?"-@DrTedros
"I’m glad today to be joined today by @KGeorgieva, the Managing Director of the @IMFNews. I couldn’t agree more that this new injection of funds will be critical to increasing the supply of lifesaving medical tools"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity #ACTogether
"Thank you, @NOIweala for fighting #COVID19 since the beginning in a variety of roles. I appreciate that the @wto is doing all it can to ensure the smooth flow of 💉 & raw materials across borders to increase access, while also accelerating negotiations around IP"-@DrTedros
"Thank you @DavidMalpassWBG, and again to all the speakers who together have laid out a comprehensive new health, trade and economic roadmap to increase health equity and speed up a truly global and quick recovery"-@DrTedros #ACTogether
🆕 $50 billion health, trade and finance roadmap to end the #COVID19 pandemic and secure a global recovery 👇 bit.ly/3uB0Sxf #ACTogether
.@DrTedros, @KGeorgieva, @NOIweala & @DavidMalpassWBG call for $50B investment to generate $9T in global economic returns by 2025 & boost manufacturing capacity, supply, trade flows & the equitable distribution of diagnostics, oxygen, treatments, medical supplies & vaccines.
Call to action by this quadrilateral grouping comes at a perilous point in the pandemic and as the historic #WHA74 concludes, @G7 meetings commence, and follows the @g20org Global Health Summit. bit.ly/3uB0Sxf #ACTogether
#COVID19 vaccine doses need to be donated immediately to developing countries, synchronized with national vaccine deployment plans, including through #COVAX 👉 bit.ly/3uB0Sxf #ACTogether

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