• EXCLUSIVE: Pandemic Treaty ‘Zero-Draft’ Is Out – And Proposes WHO Gets 20% Of All Pandemic Products To Ensure Equity

    The World Health Organization (WHO)’s ‘zero-draft’ of a pandemic treaty proposes that 20% of pandemic-related products – vaccines, diagnostics, personal protective equipment and therapeutics – should be allocated to the global body, which will then ensure their equitable distribution. The draft, which has been seen by Health Policy Watch, was sent to the WHO’s 194 […]

  • After Ebola Scandal: Rooting Out Sexual Misconduct In WHO

    A special unit to address sexual ‘misconduct’, a fund to support survivors in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and training for all staff are some of the steps taken by the World Health Organization (WHO) to rid itself of exploitative behaviour. This follows the scandal that played out during the Ebola outbreaks in the […]

  • WHO Pressured To Spend More On Nations

    One by one, nations demanded the World Health Organization (WHO) spend more on their countries’ needs while debating a proposal to shore up the U.N. health agency’s finances through a replenishment fund. The discussion, which revolved around less spending for WHO’s bureaucracy, dominated Tuesday’s morning session of its executive board (EB) meeting. For the first […]