Original title: Under the pressure of the epidemic, Congdu Forum proposes to create a prevention and treatment service system for all mankind
21st Century Business Herald Special Correspondent Hu Huiyin reports from Guangzhou From December 5th to 6th, the “2021 Congdu International Forum” focused on promoting international exchanges and global cooperation was held in Guangzhou. During the two-day conference, the guests at the conference reached a broad consensus on a number of issues including multilateralism and cooperation in the post-epidemic era.
“Humanity is a community of shared destiny. The new crown pneumonia epidemic poses a challenge to all countries in the world. It also proves that unity and cooperation are the key to defeating the epidemic, and it is more important than ever.” He Yafei, former vice minister of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was present on behalf of the meeting. It is emphasized in the “Congdu Declaration” issued by the author. In the face of the epidemic of global concern, He Yafei called in the “Congdu Declaration” to establish a more complete emergency plan, strengthen global cooperation in the field of public health and health, and create a prevention and treatment service system for all mankind.
Recently, the global spread of the mutant new crown virus Omi Kiron strain has raised concerns. After Omi Keron was listed by the World Health Organization as a mutant strain that “needs attention”, it quickly spread in many countries. Maria Van Kelkhoff, the head of WHO’s new crown virus technology, also said that the “trace” of the Omi Keron strain has spread throughout the 6 regions of the world divided by the organization, and a total of 38 countries and regions have reported the discovery of the virus. Strain infection cases.
During the “2021 Congdu International Forum”, a group meeting called “Public Health and Global Cooperation to Build a Community of Human Health and Health” was held. At the meeting, the guests had a lively discussion on topics such as vaccine distribution, international cooperation in the epidemic, and how to deal with future epidemic challenges. The epidemic has brought unprecedented challenges to the world. However, this battle against the epidemic is far from over.
“We used to think that the time for the world to reopen has arrived, but now with the emergence of mutant viruses, we are more worried about countries where vaccine barriers have not been established than before.” Huashan, director of the National Medical Center for Infectious Diseases and affiliated with Fudan University Zhang Wenhong, director of the Hospital Infectious Diseases Department, said in a video speech that so far, less than a quarter of countries in the world have completed better vaccinations, and most countries have not actually established immune barriers.
Due to the continuation of the epidemic, former Serbian President Boris Tadic said that it is foreseeable that the epidemic will have many complex effects on future lives. He said that mankind must be prepared for the next problems to be solved, such as how to implement sufficiently effective treatments to prevent the virus from mutating further, how to evenly distribute vaccines and other medical resources.
Boris Tadic stated that there are billions of people in the world living in poorer countries who have no way to get health protection and need help. Therefore, the world should not discuss the epidemic in a narrow sense, but should put it in a broader context.
He suggested that a health system that can protect everyone should be established, including not only clinical protection, including health systems, monitoring, testing, and case management. The implementation of a series of tasks through global cooperation requires the support of WHO. WHO should be an international The center of cooperation.
In the post-epidemic era, countries have begun to build cooperative relations. “In response to the epidemic, global cooperation requires a special cooperation mechanism. All international organizations must make good use of cooperation opportunities, strengthen the power of social organizations, and play a role in world health issues. Countries must build new types of cooperation to solve global health challenges and achieve Sustainable development.” At the meeting, the former director-general of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, said in a video connection that facing the threat of the epidemic, cross-departmental and cross-industry cooperation is now more needed. The implementation of truly effective multilateralism requires a global mindset. And science-based policies.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Geoffrey Sachs, said that the next crisis may be another crisis, so attention should be paid to overall public health.
In this regard, Barbara Stocken, the former CEO of Oxfam UK, suggested, “The World Health Organization convened a meeting last week to indicate the need to establish a binding legal framework to better manage and respond to the epidemic. .”
“The global epidemic cannot be ended by a single country. International cooperation is the only way out.” At the meeting, Ding Yifan, a researcher at the World Development Institute of the Development Research Center of the State Council, once again emphasized that lessons should be learned from this epidemic. In order to better prepare for the future global public health crisis, it is necessary to formulate a roadmap for future international cooperation. In addition, it is necessary to promote scientific publicity and education, especially public education, so that we can be prepared to deal with new public health challenges in the future.
(Author: Hu Huiyin Editor: He Jia)