Officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) warned during a press conference in Geneva on Wednesday
that there was a “huge shortage” of medical supplies, including a protective gear or PPE.
The issue is something officials say WHO-Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will present at
the G20 summit on Thursday.
“It should be clear: The world is facing a huge PPE shortage of our frontline staff – including sandwiches
and gloves and hats and face shields – and protecting our health workers should be at the forefront of
the use of this PPE,” Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s infectious disease specialist, said this on
All the activities of the pamphlet appear to be under tremendous pressure, “Dr Mike Ryan, WHO’s
senior director of the emergency services, said during the forum.
“There are problems with the stores being offered throughout the case. A simple matter is needed,”
Ryan said. “There is a shortage of PPE, a shortage of ventilators and other medical response products at
Covid. And we should avoid shortages in other health care products, because supply chains are