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Essential Questions to WHO on Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Essential Questions to WHO on Pandemic Preparedness and Response

In line with the founding principles of the WHO and orthodox principles of public health, PANDA has decided to publish its submission for the INB hearings in advance, to encourage open debate in ensuring global pandemic preparedness is underpinned by a strong evidence base, which gives full consideration to the COVID-19 response. 

Out Of The Blank Podcast: David Bell

Out Of The Blank Podcast: David Bell

Conversations with people never knowing where it goes. Robbie Robertson interviews David Bell who served as Head of Malaria/AFS at Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND). He has a background in clinical medicine and tropical public health, with expertise in malaria epidemiology and modeling of interventions. Previously, he coordinated malaria diagnostics strategy with the World Health Organization.

International Health Regulations and Pandemic Treaties – What is the Deal?

International Health Regulations and Pandemic Treaties – What is the Deal?

by Dr David Bell | The mechanisms for increasing direct WHO control of pandemics through the International Health Regulations and the WHO Pandemic Treaty have strong backing from private sector funders of the WHO and from many national governments. And the most likely scenario for preventing the adoption of the two new mechanisms is for populations in democratic States to stimulate open debate.

Freedom Is Our Birthright, Not Dependent On Medical Status

Freedom Is Our Birthright, Not Dependent On Medical Status

by David Bell | On occasion the majority may need to swallow a risk for a time. Sometimes respecting the freedom of others will seem to cost us, but codifying human rights, and insisting on process, legalism, and law gives wisdom time to overcome fear.

COVAX – Vaccine Equity, or a Moral Crime?

COVAX – Vaccine Equity, or a Moral Crime?

COVAX looks set to continue the remarkable spate of destruction to livelihoods, human rights and future health prospects resulting from lockdowns against COVID-19 across much of the globe.