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Vaccines, Medicines and COVID-19 : How Can WHO Be Given a Stronger Voice?

Publication year: 2022

ISBN: 978-3-030-89125-1

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The considerable health, economic and social challenges that the world faced at the beginning of 2020 with COVID-19 continued and worsened in many parts of the world in the second-half of 2020 and into 2021. Many of these countries and nations wanted to explore COVID-19 on their own, sometimes without listening to the main international health bodies such as WHO, an agency of the United Nations system with long-standing experience and vast knowledge at the global level and of which all countries in the world are members.

Subject: Medicine, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Health Policy, Chemistry, Food Science, Biotechnology, Biomaterials, Public Health, COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, access to affordable essential medicines, World Health Organization reform, Biosimilars and biotherapeutics, COVAX Facility, COVID-19 diagnostics, Global health preparedness, Article 19 of the WHO Constitution, Patentability criteria, Pharmaceutical sovereignty, Research and Development (R&D), Universal Health Coverage (UHC), World Health Assembly (WHA), World Trade Organization (WTO)