PAHO convenes health and foreign affairs authorities for second meeting on future pandemic agreement

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is bringing together authorities from its 35 Member States in the U.S. capital this week to discuss the key components and implications for the Region of the future pandemic instrument, as well as the proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR-2005). The aim of the meeting is to share information, promote better understanding and facilitate consensus.

Both processes are driven and led by the Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) and seek to ensure that the health, social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is not repeated and that the world is better prepared to prevent or respond to future pandemics through increased collaboration, exchange, and high-level political commitment.

Countries

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Anguilla

Antigua & Barbuda

Commonwealth of Dominica

Grenada

Montserrat

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

St. Vincent and the Grenadines