The WHO Center will support the work of knowledgeable public health experts and policy makers in all countries so that they can quickly make decisions to prevent and respond to future public health emergencies.
Mexico City (APRO)-The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Federal Republic of Germany today announced the establishment of a new global innovation center for pandemic and epidemic intelligence, data, surveillance and analysis.
According to WHO, Berlin-based The Hub, in collaboration with partners around the world, will lead the data analysis innovation in the entire largest network to predict, prevent, detect, prevent and respond to pandemics and pandemic risks. Planet.
Prime Minister Angela Merkel welcomed the initiative and added: “The current covid-19 pandemic tells us that we can only fight epidemics and epidemics together. The new WHO Center will To become a global platform for epidemic prevention, it will bring together various institutions. I am very pleased that the World Health Organization has chosen Berlin as its location. I invite partners from all over the world to contribute to the WHO Center.
The WHO Pandemic and Epidemic Information Center is part of the agency’s emergency health plan. It will be a new collaboration between countries and partners around the world to promote innovation to increase the availability and linkage of various data; develop predictions for risk analysis Tools and models; and monitor disease control measures, community acceptance and information epidemics.
Fundamentally, the WHO Center will support the work of knowledgeable public health experts and decision makers in all countries so that they can quickly make decisions to prevent and respond to future public health emergencies.
We need to determine the risks of pandemics and epidemics as quickly as possible, no matter where they occur in the world. To this end, we need to strengthen the global early warning and surveillance system through better health-related data collection and interdisciplinary risk analysis,” said German Health Minister Jens Spahn (Jens Spahn).
He added that his country has always been committed to supporting WHO’s work in preparing for and responding to health emergencies, and that the WHO Center is a concrete initiative to make the world safer.
The WHO Center will work with global partners to promote the expansion of the scale of innovation in the existing early warning and prediction capabilities of WHO and Member States.
At the same time, it will accelerate global cooperation between public and private sector organizations, academia, and international partner networks. This will help them collaborate and jointly create the tools needed to manage and analyze data for early warning monitoring. It will also promote more access to data and information.
WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: “One of the lessons of covid-19 is that the world needs to make significant progress in data analysis to help leaders make informed decisions about public health.
This requires harnessing the potential of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, combining various data sources, and collaborating across multiple disciplines. Better data and better analysis will lead to better decisions.