Specializing in the crucial of integrating science, coverage and medical observe to advance world One Well being motion particularly within the aftermath of COVID-19, the Congress will function sharing by main world scientists and policymakers on methods to deal with advanced world well being challenges.
SINGAPORE, Nov. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The seventh World One Well being Congress (WOHC), the world’s premier occasion to advance the One Well being agenda, started at present on the Sands Expo & Conference Centre in Singapore with greater than 1400 in-person and 1000 digital attendees from tutorial establishments, civil society, authorities our bodies, personal sector and multilateral organisations world wide. Mdm Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore, graced the Opening Ceremony as its Visitor-of-Honour and delivered a speech.
The five-day Congress hosted by Singapore’s SingHealth Duke-NUS World Well being Institute (SDGHI) underneath the auspices of the SingHealth Duke-NUS Tutorial Medical Centre is themed ‘Integrating Science, Coverage and Medical Follow: A One Well being Crucial Publish-COVID-19’. It seeks to advance the worldwide One Well being motion to enhance well being and well-being by stopping and mitigating crises that originate on the animal-human-environment interface.
With Temasek Basis because the Pinnacle Sponsor, that is the primary WOHC to happen in individual after the COVID-19 outbreak, and can present a pivotal platform for selling multi- sectoral efforts and collaboration.
“We have now journeyed lengthy and exhausting, studying many classes from COVID-19 collectively. Maybe the best lesson on our interconnectivity is that we should leverage it effectively and early, to the very best of our benefit,” stated Mdm President, highlighting collaboration as a key side of the One Well being method, and an necessary consider world well being preparedness efforts. “We should work collectively not solely when a disaster unfolds, however attempt to be forward of the curve via sturdy collaborations and preparations even throughout peace time.”
On the Opening Ceremony, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-Normal of the World Well being Group, additionally delivered opening remarks just about, adopted by Dr Monique Eloit, the Director-Normal of the World Organisation for Animal Well being, who, together with her last set of opening remarks, marked the graduation of a curated programme of keynote speeches, plenary lectures, scientific classes with summary displays and panel discussions on pressing and rising One Well being matters.
“About 70% of all rising pathogens have a zoonotic supply. Irresponsible land use, deforestation and local weather change all enhance the chance of latest pathogens spilling over from wildlife and home animals to people. We are able to solely really make the world safer if we handle these underlying drivers of epidemics and pandemics” stated Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-Normal of the World Well being Group. “Final month, the Meals and Agricultural Group of the United Nations, the UN Setting Programme, the World Well being Group and World Organisation for Animal Well being launched the One Well being Joint Plan of Motion to combine and coordinate our work throughout the human, animal, agricultural and environmental sectors. WHO stays dedicated to supporting all nations to study from COVID-19 and work in direction of a more healthy, safer and fairer world.”
“We have to remodel our relationship with the setting and the way we confront pathogens emergence and unfold. Probably the most environment friendly method is by selling prevention aiming to implement pre-emptive measures to cease spillovers of zoonotic ailments from animals to people,” stated Dr Monique Eloit, Director-Normal of the World Organisation for Animal Well being. “The Quadripartite OH Joint Plan of Motion might information the implementation of the OH method throughout the animal, human, and setting sectors and in any respect ranges. It additionally ought to information the provisions on OH within the new pandemic instrument presently underneath negotiation amongst member nations.”
The Congress will see greater than 120 audio system from over 60 nations share their learnings and insights throughout numerous disciplines. Key highlights embrace a panel dialogue on ‘Operationalisation, Techniques Coordination and Science-Coverage Linkage’, and in addition to a keynote handle on ‘Catalytic Philanthropy and its Function in Pandemic Preparedness’ by Dr Chris Elias, President of the World Improvement Division, Invoice & Melinda Gates Basis.
“Because the world emerges from COVID-19, it’s important for scientific communities, policymakers and medical professionals to construct our collective resilience in opposition to future world well being challenges,” stated Affiliate Professor Tan Hiang Khoon, Co-Chairman of the WOHC 2022 Steering Committee and Director of SDGHI. “The seventh World One Well being Congress will host necessary conversations and promote built-in regional and world efforts which are important to stop, predict, put together and reply to crises and safeguard our planet’s wholesome and sustainable future. The SingHealth Duke-NUS World Well being Institute is happy to characterize Singapore in organising this Congress, and play a component in advancing world efforts to enhance well being outcomes and obtain well being fairness for all.”
Representatives from the Meals and Agriculture Group of the United Nations, the United Nations Setting Programme, the World Well being Group, and the World Organisation for Animal Well being will communicate on the Quadripartite One Well being Joint Plan of Motion, which is a joint effort to collectively scale back the chance of pandemics and enhance the well being of people, animals, vegetation, and the setting whereas contributing to sustainable growth. Dr Manuela Ferro, Regional Vice President for East Asia and Pacific, World Financial institution, will even give a keynote speech on ‘Worldwide Financing for One Well being and Pandemic Preparedness’, and Professor Wang Linfa, Duke-NUS Medical College, will current a keynote on ‘The Science and Significance of Tracing SARS-CoV-2 Origins.
Different notable panel discussions will cowl matters equivalent to ‘World Financing and the One Well being Agenda’, chaired by Dr Franck Berthe of the World Financial institution, and ‘Nationwide Sovereignty and World Solidarity for Well being Safety’, chaired by Professor David Heymann from the London College of Hygiene and Tropical Medication, United Kingdom.
“The crux of the One Well being paradigm is about recognising our world interconnectivity throughout not simply the human expertise, however animal and environmental determinants as effectively. This has by no means been extra obvious than all through the COVID-19 pandemic, throughout which we now have seen first-hand simply how a lot advancing well being fairness depends on our collective understanding and response to world well being threats,” stated Professor Wang Linfa, Co-Chairman of the WOHC 2022 Steering Committee and Professor at Duke-NUS Medical College. “This Congress is a well-timed testomony to that and supplies a platform to assist transfer the needle in fostering broad collaboration and impression to advance One Well being.”
Temasek Basis is internet hosting a Pinnacle Collection specializing in readiness to fight public well being threats in Asia, significantly Southeast Asia, which can run alongside the primary Congress from 8 to 10 November. The programme supplies a platform for strategic discussions and alternatives for shut networking amongst invited coverage makers, healthcare leaders and scientists within the area concerned in several disciplines together with zoonotic ailments, bio- surveillance research and antimicrobial resistance, to reinforce the preparedness and response to rising world well being threats.
“Asia urgently must construct capabilities to be prepared to reply to any outbreaks that may doubtlessly pose a serious menace to the lives and livelihoods of its populations,” stated Mr Lim Hock Chuan, Head, Programmes, Temasek Basis. “One of the important classes learnt from the pandemic is that we should collaborate and share data to deal with probably the most urgent healthcare challenges. We hope that the Temasek Basis Pinnacle Collection supplies healthcare leaders a possibility to proceed this spirit of studying and alternate to higher put together the area for future pandemics.”
With genomic sequencing and surveillance as a key theme, classes to stay up for embrace Opening Addresses by Mr David Blazes, Deputy Director, World Well being, Invoice & Melinda Gates Basis on ‘Genomic Sequencing for Public Well being Surveillance’, and Dr Paul Pronyk, Director, Duke-NUS Centre for Outbreak Preparedness on ‘Findings from a Panorama Evaluation of the Present Standing and Bottlenecks in Genomic Surveillance in Asia.’
The seventh World One Well being Congress will run from 7 to 11 November 2022 in Singapore.
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