WHA: Member states must not accept a fund that relies on voluntary contribution

In a statement made on 22 May, People's Health Movement and Medicus Mundi International urged States member of the World Health Organisation not to agree to the creation of a fund that relies on voluntary contributions; rather than a fund based on mandatory contributions governed by a binding mechanism, as envisaged by the Consultative Expert Working Group (CEWG) on Research and Development. The CEWG had recommended a binding treaty on Research and Development which was not followed on, but remains on the agenda.


PHM activists are at the WHA as part of PHM's WHO watch initiative.
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