Global Health Milestone: 77th World Health Assembly Adopts Key Amendments

In a landmark decision, the 77th World Health Assembly approved a set of amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005). The revisions aim to enhance global response mechanisms to Public Health Emergencies and Pandemic Emergencies, ensuring equitable access to health resources and support for developing countries.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 02-06-2024 15:02 IST | Created: 02-06-2024 15:02 IST
Global Health Milestone: 77th World Health Assembly Adopts Key Amendments
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In a landmark decision for global health security, the 77th World Health Assembly has sanctioned crucial amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005). These changes, driven by 300 proposals post-Covid-19, are set to fortify international preparedness and responsiveness to Public Health Emergencies of International Concern (PHEIC) and Pandemic Emergencies (PE).

Key provisions include ensuring equitable access to essential health products during such emergencies and mobilizing financial resources to bolster developing nations' capacities. Health Ministry Secretary Apurva Chandra celebrated the amendments as an 'incredible milestone' and a significant step toward global solidarity against future pandemic threats.

Negotiation processes were managed by the Working Group on International Health Regulations (WGIHR) and the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body on Pandemic Treaty, culminating in the adoption of the IHR amendment resolution by consensus on June 1, 2024. India's constructive role was pivotal in garnering international support for these critical changes.

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