Pandemic Treaty Talks Will Go on After Missed Deadline, Some Progress, WHO Says

May 13, 2024

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(Reuters) – Talks to draw up a global pact to help fight future pandemics have ended without a draft agreement by the expected deadline, but progress has been made, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Negotiators from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 194 member states were hoping to have a final draft agreement by the end of Friday, with a view toward adopting the legally-binding text at the World Health Assembly later this month. (Read More)