Statement on the ninth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee re …

statement on the ninth meeting of the international health regulations 2005 emergency committee regarding the coronavirus disease covid 19 pandemic

Sumary of Statement on the ninth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic:

  • The ninth meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic took place on Friday 22 October 2021 from 13:00 to 17:05 Geneva time (CEST).
  • Proceedings of the meetingMembers and Advisors of the Emergency Committee were convened by videoconference.
  • The Director-General welcomed the Committee and thanked its members and advisers for their support and guidance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • He highlighted the importance of the Committee’s work considering the ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • They were additionally reminded of their duty to maintain the confidentiality of the meeting discussions and the work of the Committee.
  • One adviser has been appointed to WHO and will no longer participate in the Committee in his former capacity.
  • The Secretariat presented updates on:global epidemiological context and the factors driving transmission;
  • anticipated evolution of COVID-19 and forecasted potential future scenarios;ongoing challenge of global COVID-19 vaccine inequity and projections for increasing COVAX Facility vaccine supply;

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