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WHO Executive Board Enters Into Official Relations With 5 New Institutions, Including Gates Foundation, KEI

Intellectual Property Watch: Gates Foundation, KEI Enter Into Official Relations With WHO
“The World Health Organization Executive Board ended its meeting a day early [Tuesday], and agreed to have five new institutions to enter into official relation with the organization, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, despite protests from civil society groups, and Knowledge Ecology International, led by activist firebrand James Love. Meanwhile, the WHO is pursuing the implementation of its framework of engagement with non-governmental actors adopted in 2016. WHO members urged the organization to speedily provide implementation tools such as a register of all such actors. The WHO said all is on track and is expected to be ready by the next World Health Assembly…” (Saez, 1/31).

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