WHO member countries approve measures to strengthen health regulations and enhance preparedness for

Countries have agreed to amend the International Health Regulations which were adopted in the year 2005 such as by defining a “pandemic emergency” and providing a helping hand to the developing countries in order to gain better access to financing and medical supplies according to WHO.

Geneva: The World Health Organisation says that the member countries on Saturday have accepted a series of new steps to enhance global preparedness for and response to pandemics like COVID-19 and mpox.

Countries have now agreed to implement the amends – the International Health Regulations which were adopted in 2005.

The agreement was received as the U.N. agency concluded its six-day World Health Assembly in 2024, after they had planned to adopt more sweeping pandemic “treaty” at the meeting was shelved greatly over conflicts of opinions between developing countries and developed countries about the enhanced sharing of technology and the pathogens which lead to the pandemics.

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