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WHO members agree to forge a pandemic accord

The logo of the World Health Organization, WHO, is displayed at the headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. File   | Photo Credit: AP

World Health Organization member states agreed on Wednesday to start building a new international accord on how to handle future pandemics and ensure there can be no repeat of COVID-19.

At a special meeting in Geneva, the 194 WHO member states unanimously adopted a resolution launching the negotiating and drafting process for a new international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.

The process will present its final outcome in 2024.


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