Washington, DC — Vice President Kamala Harris spoke by telephone right now with World Well being Group (WHO) Director-Normal Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to debate the choice by america to reverse its withdrawal from the WHO in one of many first acts following inauguration, fulfill its monetary obligations, and work as a constructive accomplice to strengthen and reform the WHO.
The Vice President emphasised that she and President Biden consider the WHO is significant to controlling COVID-19 and constructing again higher our international well being and pandemic preparedness.
The Vice President and the Director-Normal additionally mentioned the resumption of america’ function within the international public well being and humanitarian response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vice President Harris additionally confused the Biden-Harris Administration’s sturdy assist for efforts to strengthen the worldwide COVID-19 response, mitigate its secondary impacts, together with on girls and ladies, and advance international well being safety to stop the subsequent outbreak from changing into an epidemic or pandemic. As well as, the Vice President emphasised the significance of creating America safer by way of international cooperation.
The Director-Normal thanked the Vice President for the decision and congratulated her and President Biden on their inauguration. Each the Director-Normal and the Vice President reiterated that they stay up for assembly in particular person.