Experts call for the next Pandemic Prevention Reform Survey
Some countries did not even notice that there were regulations, his team reported. Others did not have the necessary laws to respond to the demonstrations, such as those that allowed quarantines.
It would take “years of negotiations” to change those regulations, Dr. Wieler said, noting that the final set would take a decade to complete. Instead, one of the main recommendations of its committee was to increase countries ’responsibility for their obligations, including a pandemic treaty and a periodic review of training in which other countries would participate.
The independent jury also proposed the creation of an international council headed by heads of state to focus on health threats and oversee a $ 1 million funding program that would help governments to the best of their ability. He promised a quick appearance to the countries struggling with a new appearance, and would give them an incentive to denounce them.
“There will be a political will to create these things when something catastrophic happens,” said Dr. Mark Dybul, one of the board members. These recommendations stemmed in part from his experience in leading the Presidential Emergency Program against AIDS and the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
But Dr Wieler, who led another international study, said the creation of new institutions in general could lead to increased costs rather than improving existing ones, complicating coordination and damaging the WHO.
Recommendations from post-global emergency panels have sometimes been received. The outbreak of Ebola in 2014 and 2015 created the WHO’s health emergency program, which aims to promote the agency’s role in managing health crises as well as providing technical guidance. A report was released this month noted that the new program has received “increasingly positive feedback” from countries, donors and partner organizations as it manages dozens of health and humanitarian emergencies.
Before and after the outbreak of WHO Ebola, there are “two different agencies,” basically Dr. Joanne Liu, a former international president of Doctors Without Borders and a member of the independent board. Dr. Liu was one of the most outspoken critics of the WHO in its response to Ebola, and highlighted the “significant improvement” the agency declared during this period of international emergency.