Nations of America,
face a new challenge in emerging diseases such as Chikungunya fever, said the
Ministry of Health, Mercedes Juan, after pointing out that to deal with this
diseases they are required actions from all the government, but above all,
active and committed participation of the community.
By participating in
the plenary of the 68th World Health Assembly, the Mexican official said that
these conditions may conduce to global crises, as it was the Ebola outbreak in
West Africa, where series of worldwide actions were launched to decrease its
Dr. Mercedes Juan
said that to deal effectively with emerging diseases and illnesses originated
from new demographic and epidemiological profile, are required robust and
strong health systems that provide effective and timely response to the
She added that the
68th World Health Assembly is important because it is where the 194 members of
countries will focus their efforts to establish oriented strategies to
strengthening health systems.
In this regard, the
Ministry of Health said that Mexico shielded its health system, strengthening
health services able to resist and respond to the impact of changes in the
environment, as well as the new health, domestic and international needs.
An example of this
was the response of Mexico to the influenza pandemic in 2009, where
responsiveness and the management of transparent information was demonstrated.
In the case of the
outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, the Ministry of Health implemented
response actions, and launched transfer, isolation, diagnosis and treatment of
cases logistic protocols, in an area specially equipped for it, according to
what is stipulated by WHO.
Mercedes Juan reiterated the support and active participation of Mexico in the
decisions that takes the World Health Assembly.
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