Ministry of Health advises UN meeting on fight against Covid-19
Health authorities must counter misinformation to help defeat Covid-19 in addition to equitable access to vaccines, tests and treatments.
Ministry of Health spokesperson Or Vandine said risk communication, education and community involvement remain essential to actively respond to false or misleading information in the community to promote health. access to vaccines, testing and treatment strategies to end the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Preparation is the best way to reduce health, social and economic impacts. We need to reform investments and strengthen the health system for the future. A strong health system is a prerequisite for controlling the Covid-19 outbreak and for responding to future health emergencies,” she told a health meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 23.
She said Cambodia had successfully managed Covid-19 by vaccinating 95% of the country’s 16 million people.
During the meeting, she provided a number of recommendations for the implementation of measures to respond to the Covid-19 situation around the world for later brainstorming sessions.
“Good leadership and good governance with regular epidemiological analyses, monitoring and evaluation are essential.
“We must continue to promote and fully support Covid-19 vaccination promotion activities responsibly and be very committed.
“We need to increase Covid-19 vaccine coverage, especially in countries where vaccine access and vaccination coverage are still low.
She added that the role of the World Health Organization is crucial in increasing access to the Covid-19 vaccine, test kits and therapies in countries with limited resources.