Muhammad Aftab Khan;
The World Health Organization (WHO ) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is a responsible organization for international public health. After the three years of second world war, the WHO was established in 7 April 1948. This organization has a broad responsibility for universal healthcare, it monitors public health risks, coordinates responses to health emergencies, and promotes human health and well being.
It provides technical assistance to countries, sets international health standards and guidelines, and collects data on global health issues through the World Health Survey. It has played a leading role in several public health achievements, most notably the eradication of smallpox , the near- eradication of polio , and the development of an Ebola vaccine. Its current priorities include communicable diseases , particularly , HIV/AIDS , Ebola, malaria, tuberculosis, heart disease and cancer. Apart from these diseases, here comes the coronavirus outbreak which is worse than rest of the entire diseases. It has become a big threat for whole humanity. Death toll is increasing rapidly and millions of people are being infected. It spread almost all over the world. It has become a big challenge for world health organization and modern technologies. WHO is playing it’s role and struggling with this disease since 5 January 2020. Here I would like to discuss the recent activities of WHO which is actively engaged in this issue. On 5 January 2020 It has notified the world about “pneumonia of unknown cause” from China and subsequently followed up with investigating the disease.
Two weeks later WHO claimed that this virus spreads from one person to another and declared the health emergency in all over the world. Then entire countries were warned to prepare and be conscious. It has set up the Incident Management Support Team for dealing with the disease outbreak on an emergency basis and issued a comprehensive package of guidance to countries on how to test for potential cases. It has engaged in research for stopping the outbreak and preventing future outbreaks and confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 as a pandemic. It has also launched COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to support their work in containing the 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic. It is engaged in research for stopping the outbreak and preventing future outbreaks. After the detailed study of this virus it was confirmed by WHO that coronavirus disease 2019 is a pandemic. A campaign was also launched by WHO urges everyone to wash their hands regularly. Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is sneezing or coughing. Avoid touching mouth, nose and eyes. Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, a cough and difficulty in breathing, seek medical attention.WHO advises people of all ages to take steps to protect themselves from the virus. WHO is assessing ongoing research on the ways COVID-19 is spread and assured entire public that this organization will continue to share new findings on this topic. WHO works worldwide to promote health to keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. WHO do improve access to essential medicines and health products intentionally. WHO is actively engaged in monitoring data and information. On the contrary, WHO has been criticized by various observers and authorities as reacting too slowly.
President Trump is not happy with the World Health Organization. Trump last month said that the WHO is “China-centric,” asserting it had been a source of poor information for governments worldwide Most of the people are spreading rumors and speculations. People are abusing on WHO. Trump says it is Chinese virus WHO has active presence on all social media channels, where they work to counter misinformation. It is now clear that this virus is not a man made object as the WHO said after the detailed research and investigation so we need not to make own statements. Broadly speaking, WHO is doing as well as it can, we should learn from the calamity and be thankful for the extreme struggle of WHO, we should also thanks to our doctors, police and arms for their sacrifices, instead of putting bad comments and spreading rumors. There is no denying in this fact that this time is difficult, chaotic unpredictable and stressful so be patient and pray to God most of the time. Being human we can’t fight with nature nor with God. –
The writer is a continuous student of BS English final year in university of Poonch Azad Kashmir.