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WHO’s Chan Calls For New Funding Mechanism To Help Cover R&D Of Vaccines, Treatments For Epidemic Diseases

Financial Times: WHO chief wants help for drug industry to fight global pandemics
“Pharmaceuticals companies cannot be expected to keep picking up the bill for tackling global pandemics, the head of the World Health Organization has warned, urging the creation of a new funding mechanism for emergency drugs and vaccines. Margaret Chan, WHO director general, said the pharma industry had spent almost $1bn developing Ebola vaccines in the past two years without any return on investment…” (Ward, 3/7).

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