The WHO is seeking a new treaty on handling future pandemics. It could be a hard sell (Source: npr)
The WHO is seeking a new treaty on handling future pandemics. It could be a hard sell (Source: npr)

The WHO is seeking a new treaty on handling future pandemics. It could be a hard sell (Source: npr)

November 28, 2021

The World Health Organization is convening a special session of its governing body, the World Health Assembly, to start talks on a new global treaty covering pandemics. Representatives of WHO’s 194 member states will meet virtually for three days starting on Monday to consider new international rules for handling future outbreaks.

The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, says the world has not worked well together to confront the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The WHO is seeking a new treaty on handling future pandemics. It could be a hard sell

“Everybody has seen to what extent we were really disorganized and all have seen the failures of the global system,” Tedros says.

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Source: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/11/28/1059025751/who-seeks-a-new-treaty-on-handling-future-pandemics-it-could-be-a-hard-sell

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