Initiatives have been taken to reach an international agreement to deal with emergency health situations such as coronavirus epidemics in the future. Leaders of 23 countries agreed to the agreement with the World Health Organization on Tuesday.
The idea for such an agreement was mooted by European Council President Charles Mitchell at the G20 summit in November. There he spoke of the goal of ensuring universal and equal rights to vaccines, drugs and health tests in epidemics.
The Director-General of the World Health Organization has approved the proposal for the new agreement. However, diplomats said the issue has not yet been formally discussed.
At a news conference on Tuesday, Tedros Adhanom said the new agreement would address the shortcomings of the Kovid-19 epidemic. The World Health Organization will hold its annual ministerial meeting in May. There, the draft proposal may be presented to representatives of 194 member countries.
The role of the World Health Organization in combating the Kovid-19 epidemic has been widely criticized. The new coronavirus has killed more than 2.7 million people worldwide in one year and three months. The administration of former US President Donald Trump has accused the World Health Organization (WHO) of helping China secretly spread information about the virus.
Experts from the World Health Organization recently visited Wuhan, China, a few months ago. It is said that bats may have transmitted the virus to humans. In this case, their idea is that another animal has played a role as an intermediate host. However, the suspicion that the virus was spread from his laboratory is unlikely.
On Tuesday, leaders of 23 countries agreed to a proposed agreement to deal with future epidemics. Countries are United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Greece, Fiji, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Kenya, South Korea, Chile, Costa Rica, Albania, South Africa, Trinidad And Tobago, Tunisia, Senegal, Senegal, Ukraine.
The United States and China have not yet signed the letter. However, the leaders of the two countries have shown a positive attitude towards the proposal, said the Director General of the World Health Organization.