WHO Report Warns of Potential Global Pandemic

September 19, 2019

A new report issued by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), co-convened by the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), found an increased risk for a global pandemic.

According to the study, “All parts of society and the international community have made progress in preparing to face health emergencies, but current efforts remain grossly insufficient.” The report found many countries are not devoting enough resources to disaster preparation and disease prevention.

The WHO report called on world leaders to take concrete actions to lessen the risks of pandemic, including developing international disaster plans and strengthening global coordination, CNN reports.