The World Health Organisation has praised Thailand, describing it as a “world leader”, for its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. The biggest pat on the back came in the form of a letter from WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu.
In the letter, which is addressed to Anutin Charnvirakul, Thailand’s public health minister, Tedros thanks the Minister for “championing the Universal Health and Preparedness Review”.
According to the WHO, Thailand was one of the first countries in the world, and the first country in South-East Asia, to pilot the UHPR to manage the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tedros has highlighted several critical assets that Thailand adopted to protect its population from the virus. These include strong coordination across relevant sectors, a robust public healthcare system and healthcare workers, and innovative approaches to advancing health.
The WHO also points to Thailand as a model for other member countries to learn from when it comes to preparing for emerging diseases.
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SOURCE: The Phuket Express