At the annual meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO), Secretary-General Tedros called for accelerating vaccination with the new coronavirus, and was wary of the infectious disease "monkeypox", which has been reported by patients mainly in Europe and the United States. He showed the recognition that it was necessary.

The WHO's annual meeting was held face-to-face for the first time in three years and began on the 22nd in Geneva, Switzerland, where the headquarters are located.



Among them, Secretary-General Tedros said that only 57 countries, mainly developed countries, were able to achieve the target of 70% of the population by July regarding the vaccination status of the new corona. He said, "In many countries, the regulations have been lifted and we are back to life as before, but the pandemic is not over yet."



In addition, as of the 21st, 92 patients from 12 countries, mainly in Europe and the United States, have been reported as an infectious disease "monkeypox" with symptoms similar to smallpox, as well as a series of reports centered on young children. He also touched on acute hepatitis of unknown cause and expressed his recognition that caution is needed.



The annual meeting will be held until the 28th of this month, and it is expected that the re-election of Secretary-General Tedros, who will finish his first term, will be discussed, as well as discussions on the ideal form of medical support for Ukraine and neighboring countries.

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