Global Response To COVID-19 Promises Equitable Access, Independent WHO Probe
US Supports WHA’s COVID-19 Resolution, With Caveats
A resolution at the latest World Health Assembly meeting on providing universal and equitable access to COVID-19 technologies, medicines and vaccines has been adopted, along with an agreement to review the World Health Organization’s response to the crisis.
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