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Nations Must Come Together To Fight A common Health Threat - WHO Director General Dr Tedros On The Anniversary Of Eradication Of Smallpox



Nations Must Come Together To Fight A common Health Threat - WHO Director General Dr Tedros On The Anniversary Of Eradication Of Smallpox
As the World Health Organisation celebrates her 40th year anniversary on
the eradication of smallpox, the Organisation through its director spoke on the need for nations to come together to defeat a common health threat.

According to Dr Tedros through his tweeter handle said about 40 years ago on the 1st May 1980, the World Health Assembly officially declared that all its people globally have won freedom from smallpox.


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He went further to say that smallpox is the only disease to be eradicated world wide."Smallpox is the only disease to be eradicated globally. Until it was wiped out, smallpox had plagued humanity for atleast 3000 years killing 300 million people in the 20th century alone".

Dr Tedros also said that its eradication stands as the greatest public health triumph in history. "As the world confronts the COVID 19 pandemic, humanity's victory over smalpox is a reminder of what is possible when nations comes together to fight a common health threat.

Speaking on the eradication of covid 19 he said said that smallpox eradication campaign had one crucial tool that covid 19 does not have yet.

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Stressing that national unity is needed now more than ever to defeat COVID 19. Reminding how United States Of 
America and Soviet Union joined forces in cold war to conquer a common enemy, such that they recognised that viruses do not repect nation or ideologies.

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Meanwhile World Health Organisation Held its media briefing on COVID19 some hours ago.

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