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MSF at the 73rd World Health Assembly

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Photo by WHO
World Health Assembly Photo by WHO

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The World Health Assembly (WHA), the annual meeting of the world’s health ministers, is taking place virtually for the first time on 18 May 2020.


Briefing Document

MSF developed a briefing document to provide background information for decision-makers regarding the COVID-19 agenda item at the 73rd WHA. MSF recommends the following actions to ensure access and equitable allocation of COVID-19 medical tools:

  • Adopt binding and enforceable measures
  • Encourage Member States to explore and use fully the existing policy and legal measures, including flexibilities under the TRIPS Agreement and the Doha Declaration on TRIPS and Public Health
  • Ensure full transparency of all R&D funding agreements with explicit and binding obligations