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Also, a new study estimates that safe burials may have saved 1,400 to 10,400 lives in West Africa's outbreak.
One recommendations is for all nations to assess preparedness and animal health capacities by 2019.
Tedros, the first African to lead the WHO, succeeds Margaret Chan on Jul 1 as she steps down from the post after serving the global health agency for 10 years.
Though deep cuts aren't likely to be enacted, health groups and experts aired strong concerns.
Chan said infectious disease challenges over the last decade led to better preparedness, but not nearly enough.
Recommendations take aim at preparing for global health threats while maximizing returns.
The $1 million estimate doesn't include all healthcare or other economic costs.
The plan includes a $2.8 billion boost to HHS but cuts to global health.
The annual index found worrying discrepancies among states that create widening gaps, especially in low-income areas and those vulnerable to public health emergencies.
The effort to cut NTD levels has been hailed as one of the most effective global partnerships in modern public health.
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