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Southeast Asian Nations Agree To Establish Global Health Emergencies Response Fund, WHO Announces

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Asian nations plan fund to better prepare for health emergencies, says WHO
“Eleven countries in South and East Asia on Friday agreed to establish an emergency fund to strengthen their health services to better respond to outbreaks of diseases, including emerging viruses such as Zika, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday…” (Bhalla, 9/9).

U.N. News Centre: At regional U.N. meeting, Southeast Asian countries agree to establish dedicated health emergency preparedness fund
“… ‘The new funding stream for emergency preparedness … is an expression of the solidarity shared within the region, as well as recognition that preparedness is less costly than response,’ the U.N. World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Director for the South-East Asia Region, Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, said in a news release [Friday]…” (9/9).