The IAEA joined other UN agencies on the sidelines of the General Assembly to discuss the response to COVID-19 and to examine approaches to strengthening health systems.

During a panel discussion on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly (UNEG) on September 14, Davex described how IAEA contributor to international efforts, IAEA Representative Luis Longgoria, Director of Latin America and the Caribbean. To prevent the outbreak of CVD-19.

Longria: “In support of the efforts of national health authorities in 130 countries and territories, we have responded to the key message of the World Health Organization ‘Test, Test, Test’. “Following the Covenant-19 epidemic, the international community mobilized, and each international organization responded with its own unique skills and abilities. IAEA Contribution to PCR Support: Nuclear-Based Technology Recognized as the Gold Standard for Fast and Effective Virus Detection and Testing.

Longria, representatives of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Food Program (WFP), joined the panel discussion, highlighting their organizations’ unique contribution to the global fight against COVID-19. The response of all three companies was financed by Takeda-19 from the pharmaceutical company Takeda.

The event was attended by experts from the World Health Organization, the Center for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Africa and the Non-Profit Association of Africa, General Purchases of General Pharmaceuticals and Medical Consumers (CAMEG).

Along with the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on human life and long-term health, it has exposed preventable human costs and financial losses associated with inadequate health systems and medical supply chains. Without unstable health systems supported by continuous technical training and

Strong supply chains, countries are not adequately prepared to deal with future outbreaks and epidemics, making communities vulnerable, the speakers said.

Around the world, but especially in developing economies and developing countries, the ongoing fight against NCDs has emerged with COVID-19, which is being used by healthcare providers, equipment suppliers and It has created unprecedented pressures on medicine. Staff. In his opening remarks, Devex Executive Vice President Kate Warren said that enhanced cooperation between countries and the international development community needs to build strong regional supply chains and strong stocks and commodities.

“Cooperation and partnership have emerged as powerful tools to develop and enhance assistance in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Longore said. “The role of the World Food Program (WFP) was key to facilitating supply chain initiatives with national governments and health actors, UNFPA support was key to supporting health workers, particularly in maternal health services, and IAAF and nuclear and nuclear resource technologies. A key role in building flexible health systems by providing pandemic support, support and technical advice and guidance.

The IAAA has been responding to member states’ requests for assistance since the first months of the outbreak, and has so far provided diagnostic equipment and accessories to more than 300 laboratories in 130 countries. He also provided online training and one-on-one support for laboratories. We have received funding from member states and Takeda for more than 4 4.27.4 million in funding.

The IAEA has provided additional support to national laboratories by providing expert advice, virtual training courses and webinars. A.D. Since the onset of the coronavirus outbreak in early 2020, the agency has developed online training programs in several languages ​​to ensure that molecular testing laboratories are set up, equipped and processed to ensure proper reception, storage and testing of samples. Time RT-PCR.

Prasent Yadav, a senior fellow at the Center for International Development, emphasized the need to develop and maintain a better regional supply chain to deal with the current epidemic-related stock and supply disruptions. In contrast to the “medical supply buses” that countries rely on in closed, national chains, Yadav suggests that regional arrangements provide stronger, more flexible and reliable supply routes.

Barbara Lawrence, Benin’s representative in the UNFAP, shared the experiences of Beninese communities affected by the worst epidemic in early 2020. Detection delays, Lawrence explained.

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