GPMB Co-Chair Brundtland Discusses Need For Greater Focus On Global Health Security In Telegraph Interview
The Telegraph: Health security must take a bigger place on global agenda, says former WHO chief
“Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland served three terms as prime minister of Norway and was director general (DG) of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2003 when the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) pandemic emerged in China. She is now co-chair of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, which provides an independent appraisal for leaders, key policymakers, and the world on preparedness and response capacity for disease outbreaks. Its inaugural report last year warned the world was ‘grossly unprepared’ for pandemics and its second report, published earlier this month, said financial and political investments in preparedness have been insufficient. She spoke to the Telegraph about the global response to the disease…” (Gulland, 10/5).
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