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Support for global accord on pandemic response

September 21, 2023

Barbados has voiced its support for a new global accord that aims to better protect people, communities and countries against future pandemics.

This message was conveyed by Minister of Health, Dr. the Most Honourable Jerome Walcott during a high-level meeting at the ongoing UN General Assembly.

According to the process agreed by governments at a special session of the World Health Assembly in late 2021, negotiations on the Draft Pandemic Accord will aim to produce a final draft for consideration in 2024.

Dr. Walcott says in order for local and regional capacity to be strengthened, production of vaccines will be needed to ensure there’s a supply chain in emergencies.

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