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IDEP will serve as response to epidemics

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By Mercy Kelani

The COVID-19 pandemic will be contained through observance of IDEP.

On December 7, 2020, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed December 27 as the International Day of Epidemic Preparedness in its resolution (A/RES/75/27). The designation of this day was propelled by the inability to contain coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic. The World Health Organization (WHO), governments and leaders across the globe have become aware that there is an urgent need to build resilient and robust health care systems to reach out to vulnerable people who are in vulnerable situations.

It has also come to the notice of WHO and member states of the United Nations that there is a pressing need for creation of awareness as well as the need for scientific knowledge and best practices, advocacy programs on epidemics, exchange of information, and quality education at local, national, regional and global levels; these will serve as effective measures for prevention of and response to epidemics. It will also help to prepare for and partner against epidemics.

Surviving COVID-19 crises requires solidarity and compassion.

The International Day of Epidemic Preparedness is a UN-assigned day that encourages individuals, institutions and governments to practice epidemic preparedness in an appropriate manner and according to national contexts and priorities, with the aid of education and activities that create awareness. Observance of this international day brings extra attention to the efforts of many countries and regions to curb the COVID-19 epidemic and subsequently aid the improvement of their response capabilities for better equipment against future challenges.

According to the United Nations, the COVID-19 pandemic is beyond a health crisis. It is considered an economic crisis, a security crisis, a humanitarian crisis and a human rights crisis. These crises have exposed critical vulnerabilities and inequalities within nations and among different  nations. To successfully sail through this crisis requires a whole-of-society, whole-of-government and whole-of-the-world approach propelled by solidarity and compassion. To achieve this goal and to save lives, protect societies and recover better, the UN Secretary-General launched the UN Comprehensive Response to COVID-19.

Intl. cooperation & multilateralism are pivotal in response to epidemics.

According to the United Nations, it is essential to strengthen epidemic prevention by the application of lessons learned on epidemic management, preventing the stoppage of basic services, raising the level of preparedness – so as to have an early and adequate response to future epidemics that may arise – and recognition of the value of an integrated One Health approach that brings about integration of human health, environmental sectors, plant health and animal health and other relevant sectors.

In addition, it was affirmed that international cooperation and multilateralism are important in the response to epidemics. There is also a need to emphasize the significance of partnership and solidarity among individuals, community and state, as well as regional and international organizations in every stage of epidemic management and the need to consider a gender perspective in respect to this. Individuals are also urged to recognize the role of governments and the integral contribution of relevant stakeholders in fighting global health challenges.

Org. plays a critical role in the coordination of responses to epidemics.

The World Health Organization, as a system of the United Nations, plays a critical role in the coordination of responses to epidemics, according to its mandates and supporting national, regional and international efforts for prevention, mitigation and address of the impacts of epidemics and infectious diseases in conformity with the goal of improving the 2030 Agenda. Likewise, UN member states are committed to ensuring inclusive, equal and non-discriminatory participation, paying particular attention to those who are vulnerable and with high chance of epidemic infection.


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9 months ago

IDEP will serve as response to epidemics – The COVID-19 pandemic will be contained through observance of IDEP. – Express your point of view.

Abusi
Abusi
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9 months ago

It is a good thing we have found a response to observe the imminent of an epidemic. It will help us prepare better In case a diseases is about to resurface in the country.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
Member
9 months ago

IDEP will serve as response to epidemics. It was so tough during corona virus epidemic. We should remember 27 of December 2022 as Preparedness in its resolution

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
Member
9 months ago

IDEP will serve as response to epidemics. It will help us prepare better In case a diseases is about to resurface in the country.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
Member
9 months ago

The inability to stop the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic was a driving force for the establishment of this day.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
Member
9 months ago

The United nation really did a nice job during the COVID -19 and more awareness and sensitization still need to be done on how to manage such pandemic in the future so as to reduce the spread.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
9 months ago

The World Health Organization, governments, and world leaders have all realized the critical importance of establishing strong and reliable health care systems to help those in need.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
Member
9 months ago

As well as the necessity for scientific information and best practices, WHO and UN member states have recognized the importance of raising public awareness.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
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9 months ago

These will be useful strategies for both the prevention of epidemics and the response to those that occur. Additionally, it will assist in the prevention of and collaboration in the fight against diseases.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
Member
9 months ago

IDEP will serve as response to epidemics is a nice preparation against any epidemic that might want to be fall us COVID 19 really affect us bad so we should always be prepare for the worst so we can combat it

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
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9 months ago

We are fortunate to have a solution to recognize the beginning of an epidemic. If a disease is about to reappear in the nation, it will help us set up necessary measure.

Christiana
Christiana
Member
9 months ago

Epidemic prevention and response will benefit from these. It will also aid illness prevention and treatment.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
Member
9 months ago

In the event of an epidemic, IDEP will function as a reaction. It will assist us in better preparing for the possibility that a disease is set to reappear in the country.

jdpumping
jdpumping
Member
9 months ago

Im in support of anything been put down by the government if it will help in cushioning effects of any other epidemic

theApr
theApr
Member
9 months ago

Governments and authorities around the world, including the World Health Organization (WHO), are now aware of the urgent need to create resilient and strong health care systems to assist vulnerable individuals who are in vulnerable circumstances.

Remi1
Remi1
Member
9 months ago

The UN did a great job during COVID-19, but more education and awareness-raising on how to handle such pandemics in the future in order to slow their spread still needs to be done.

DimOla
DimOla
Member
9 months ago

The whole world need to be prepared for any form of epidemic. Therefore everything required need to be in place. Agencies, health care centers and the government should not stop creating awareness and educating in regards to epidemics.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
Member
9 months ago

The electoral body was using the peace that could be seen throughout the state as a yardstick in order to leverage its efforts to preserve its facilities all over the state.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
Member
9 months ago

In order to accomplish this objective as well as to save lives, safeguard societies, and improve recovery efforts, the Secretary-General of the United Nations created the Comprehensive Response of the United Nations to COVID-19.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
Member
9 months ago

Apart from the IDEP, the whole world need to be ready for any form epidemic. More education and awareness should be taken seriously by every government in the world.