Zero-Draft Of The Pandemic Treaty : WHO
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) has published a ‘Zero-Draft’ of the Pandemic Treaty, aiming to bring in Global and National-Level Pandemic Preparedness.
- The treaty aims to address the challenges posed by pandemics and other global health emergencies.
- The zero-draft of the pandemic treaty was established based on recognising the catastrophic failure of the international community in showing solidarity and equity in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
- It calls for increased global coordination and cooperation in the preparation for and response to pandemics and other global health emergencies.
- It emphasizes the need to strengthen health systems in all countries, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, to ensure they are better prepared to respond to pandemics and other global health emergencies.
- It calls for improved access to essential health technologies, such as vaccines, diagnostics, and treatments, during pandemics and other global health emergencies.
- It calls for increased investment in research and development of health technologies, particularly for diseases that pose a significant threat to global health.
- It calls for increased transparency and sharing of information about pandemics and other global health emergencies, including data on the spread of diseases and the effectiveness of interventions.