[health-vn] Fwd: WHO Protects Us From Pandemics?
vern.weitzel at gmail.com
Fri Apr 6 06:16:33 EST 2012
From: "Peter Yeo, Better World Campaign" <Info_BWC at betterworldcampaign.org>
Subject: WHO Protects Us From Pandemics?
Date: 6 April 2012 2:34:51 AM AEST
To: vern.weitzel at gmail.com
Reply-To: "Peter Yeo, Better World Campaign" <Info_BWC at betterworldcampaign.org>
Day in and day out we worry about our health and the health of our
family and friends. We grow concerned when we hear about the spread of
a virus or the contamination of food. Given how easily these problems
can cross national borders, it is absolutely critical that all nations
work together to counter public health threats. The World Health
Organization (WHO) - a United Nations agency which serves as the main
global coordinating authority on public health issues - a leader in
international efforts to keep us safe and healthy.
Saturday marks World Health Day, a commemoration of the founding of
the WHO in 1948, and we wanted to take this opportunity to showcase
how the WHO is working to support American interests. Along with
containing global health pandemics and leading the worldwide fight
against disease, WHO also strengthens food, vaccine and drug safety
standards and leverages relationships with non-governmental
organizations (NGOS) and the private sector - creating a unified front
for the health of everyone.
Protecting American citizens from epidemic and pandemic diseases, such
as N1H1, requires multilateral partnerships and expertise gained only
through U.S. engagement in and financial support for the WHO.
The overarching importance of such an organization transcends
political or ideological differences between countries, because we can
all agree on the necessity of tackling a disease outbreak before it
impacts our own communities.
Our best chance for stopping the spread of disease is when we stand
together as a global community, and that is exactly what America's
engagement with the WHO allows us to do.
Celebrate World Health Day and learn more about how the WHO and other
UN agencies are keeping our planet healthy and safe.
Executive Director, Better World Campaign
Better World Campaign
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC
© Better World Campaign
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