The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator has lofty ambitions, according to a detailed investment case WHO published on June 26: delivery of 2 billion vaccine doses globally by the end of 2021, along with apportionment of 245 million therapeutics courses and 500 million tests in low- and middle-income countries by the middle of 2021.
The UN’s 75th anniversary will also mark the first year world leaders don’t convene in New York in late September for the general debate, UN General Assembly President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande announced this month—an indication of the enduring gravity of COVID-19, whose impact on development, immunization,
The COVID-19 pandemic informed both the content and the format of the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) on Monday and Tuesday (May 18–19), as WHO’s decision-making body met via video conferencing technology for the first time and focused on the COVID-19 response and essential governance matters.
U.S. critical of WHO, China
April 17, 2020 – Accusing a “China-centric" World Health Organization of “severely mismanaging and covering up” the spread of Covid-19, President Trump on April 14 announced his d
March saw the multilateral community organize on several fronts against a Covid-19 outbreak that was not yet a WHO-recognized pandemic when the month began. On March 1, there were barely 87,000 confirmed cases, 92 percent of them in China. WHO declared a pandemic on March 11.