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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. 

Here’s Why a WHO-Led Pandemic Treaty is a Terrible Idea

Here’s Why a WHO-Led Pandemic Treaty is a Terrible Idea

by Dr David Thunder | The World Health Organization has proposed that the international community negotiate and eventually ratify an international “accord” or “treaty” that would effectively consolidate the position of the WHO as the pre-eminent public authority responsible for guiding and coordinating international pandemic responses.

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.