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14/05/2022 - International Relations

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May 14, 2022

More reforms are required to enhance World Health Organisation's ability to respond to disease outbreaks. Do you agree with this view? Comment (200 Words)

Refer - The Hindu

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IAS Parliament 12 months


·        World Health Organization while addressing the heads of countries at the second global COVID-19 summit.

·        That reforms are urgently needed to strengthen the global health body and its ability to respond to novel and known disease outbreaks in order to limit the harm caused to the global community is beyond debate.

·        For several years, the mandatory contribution has accounted for less than a fourth of the total budget, thus reducing the level of predictability in WHO’s responses; the bulk of the funding is through voluntary contribution.

·        Under the legally binding international health regulations, member states are expected to have in place core capacities to identify, report and respond to public health emergencies.

·        Covaxin is not the first vaccine from India to be approved by WHO, and the manufacturer of this vaccine has in the past successfully traversed the approval processes without any glitch.

·        The demand for a review of the vaccine approval process is based on the assumption that the emergency use listing (EUL) of Covaxin was intentionally delayed by the health agency, which has no basis.

·        That the technical advisory group had regularly asked for additional data from the company only underscores the incompleteness of the data presented by the company. 

Kargil Banu Chellam.M 1 year

Kindly review

IAS Parliament 1 year

Try to include about non-communicabl diseases. Keep Writing.



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