Dr Harsh Vardhan – Union Health Minister:
Today, I participated in the Virtual Information Session of WHO on WHA Resolution 73.1 which focused on the ‘Formation of an Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness & Response’ and received update on ACT Accelerator.
Looking forward to working with the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness & Response announced today.
The panel has been established pursuant to World Health Assembly resolution to review internationally coordinated response to Covid_19 by WHO
The mission of the Independent Panel is to provide an evidence-based path for the future, grounded in lessons of the present and the past to ensure countries and global institutions, including specifically WHO, effectively address health threats.
Present in today’s session were DG WHO, Dr Tedros, Director GB, Dr Timothy Armstrong, co-Chair President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf & Former PM, New Zeland Helen Clark, Sr. Advisor Dr Bruce Aylward & Chief Scientist WHO, Dr Soumya.