E.U. Health Ministers Endorse Document On WHO Reform, Urge More Transparency During Disease Outbreaks
Reuters: E.U. urges quick WHO reform, asks for more transparency in pandemics
“The World Health Organization (WHO) should be quickly overhauled, get more powers to handle pandemics and expose its member states’ shortfalls in health emergencies, European Union officials said on Friday. The comments were made at a video conference of E.U. health ministers that endorsed an E.U. document on the reform of the U.N. agency which for the first time outlines a series of sweeping changes needed to boost WHO’s powers and resources, as exclusively reported by Reuters in September…” (Guarascio/Copley, 10/30).