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WHO opens early warning center in Berlin

Angela Merkel and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The German Chancellor and the Director General of the WHO opened the early warning center in Berlin.

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Berlin The next pandemic is only a matter of time. The World Health Organization (WHO) early warning center opened in Berlin is intended to help identify these as early as possible with the help of data and to better assess the risks.

“It’s about collecting and collecting data worldwide and sharing the findings with all countries in the world,” said Chancellor Angela Merkel at the opening event, which was also attended by Health Minister Jens Spahn (both CDU) and WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus . “We want to be better prepared for future pandemics.” This requires the support of all member states of the WHO.

For the outgoing Chancellor, the appearance was also a small farewell to the world political stage. Under her leadership, Germany has become a global advocate for fighting pandemics, said WHO director Tedros.

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