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Hi, this is Michelle. Three years after Covid-19 shook the world to its core, the pandemic is finally growing dimmer. But how prepared are we for the next health emergency?

In other news from Geneva, a UN independent body slammed the UN and the Syrian authorities for their slow response to last month's earthquake and UN officials are keeping a tight lid on grain deal talks with Russia in Geneva.

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John Hopkins University's Covid-19 dashboard. Nearly seven million people are reported to have died from Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the data. (Geneva Solutions)

Is the world ready for the next health emergency? On 11 March 2020, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) made a dramatic announcement, declaring Covid-19 could be “characterised as a pandemic.” Exactly three years on, where are we? Has progress been made in preparing for a probable future pandemic? The co-director of the Global Health Center at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Suerie Moon, takes stock.

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