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Leaders of 23 countries back pandemic treaty idea for future emergencies

Leaders of 23 countries back pandemic treaty idea for future emergencies

30/3/2021 4:30:00 AM

Leaders of 23 countries back pandemic treaty idea for future emergencies

BRUSSELS: Leaders of 23 countries and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday (Mar 30) backed an idea to create an international treaty ...

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BookmarkBRUSSELS: Leaders of 23 countries and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday (Mar 30) backed an idea to create an international treaty that would help the world deal with future health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic now ravaging the globe.

The idea of such a treaty, which would ensure universal and equitable access to vaccines, medicines and diagnostics for pandemics, was floated by the chairman of European Union leaders Charles Michel at a G20 summit last November.AdvertisementAdvertisement headtopics.com

On Tuesday it got the formal backing of the leaders of Albania, Chile, Costa Rica, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Kenya, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the WHO.

"There will be other pandemics and other major health emergencies. No single government or multilateral agency can address this threat alone," the leaders wrote in a joint opinion article in major newspapers. Read more: CNA »

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