The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called on religious leaders across the world to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
According to him, faith and science work concurrently hence the need for their help in the global fight to save lives.
“We know many religious leaders who would really advise their followers to follow their faith and at the same time use science. The two do not contradict; they go together… We will call on all religious leaders to be in this fight and save lives.”
The Director-General was answering questions about a video of a Cameroonian Medical Doctor Kameni Pierre, who claimed to have been healed of Coronavirus by Prophet TB Joshua via the Emmanuel TV Channel.
In the video circulating in the media, the Cameroonian Gynecologist and Obstetrician who claimed to have contracted the coronavirus disease said he received healing after he called in for prayers in an interactive programme on the TV station.
The Dr said he made the call from his isolation center.
Pierre said he displayed his result and ‘vomited out’ the disease while receiving prayers from the Nigerian Pastor.
Collaboration with Religious Leaders
WHO Executive Director of Health Emergencies, Dr. Michael Ryan on his own part said that “Certainly, spiritual leadership is very important in a time like this.”
He expressed the organization’s readiness to collaborate with bodies like the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
WHO warns, the worst is yet to come.
World Health Organization (WHO), earlier this week urged the world not to relent in implementing the right policies in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic adding that the worst was yet to come if countries fail to do so.
The coronavirus disease has killed over 500,000 people worldwide with over 10m cases recorded since December 2019.
The disease as of today has no vaccine or medication.