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‘Science Speaks’ Highlights HHS Official’s Remarks On Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Health Care Financing At WHO Executive Board Meeting

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: WHO Executive Board Meeting: HHS Global Affairs leader cites need to increase investments in worldwide health emergency preparedness
Rabita Aziz, a writer with “Science Speaks” and senior specialist in global health policy for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, discusses a session at the 142nd WHO Executive Board Meeting during which “Garret Grigsby, director of the HHS Office of Global Affairs, delivered remarks highlighting the need to increase investments in worldwide public health emergency preparedness … While other high- and middle-income country representatives delivered remarks in support of WHO’s activities and plans for strengthening universal health coverage, Grigsby did not offer support or opposition, but commented that the U.S. government wants to see the WHO and member states work to reduce health care costs to increase access to health care globally” (1/22).