Global Pandemic Treaty: Working Draft To Be Discussed In July
The World Health Organization’s plan to have a global pandemic treaty in place by 2024 is drawing a lot of attention as work continues to produce a working draft by the middle of the year.
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A World Health Organization negotiating body will shortly examine the “zero draft” of a proposed pandemic treaty aimed at better preparing the world for future health crises. But the international pharmaceutical industry claims the draft as currently worded could actually undermine equitable access to pandemic countermeasures.
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The medical NGO, MSF, has urged countries not to adopt the latest draft of the proposed waiver, saying it would impair efforts to boost access to COVID-19 products around the world. The WHO has been looking at the benefits of hybrid immunity – and how far it might be waning.
With efforts continuing to maximize access to medical countermeasures against the pandemic threat, a webinar organized by NGOs looked at progress with and the shortcomings of the WHO’s C-TAP initiative, recent moves by the WHO on access provisions in funding agreements, and plans for a global C-TAP database.