WHO declares monkeypox a PHEIC as Tedros overrules advisors

Africa, America, Asia, Australasia, Coronavirus, Europe, Health, Infection, Monkeypox, Transmission

One month too late.

The World Health Organisation have finally gotten round to declaring monkeypox a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), but only after WHO chief Dr Tedros overrode the views of his own advisors!

“Committee Members’ views NOT in support of the prospective determination of a PHEIC”

The Committee Members did not reach a consensus regarding their advice on determination of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) for this event.

Having considered the views of Committee Members and Advisors as well as other factors in line with the International Health Regulations, the Director-General has determined that the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

WHO: Second meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) Emergency Committee regarding the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox

 

 

Second meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) Emergency Committee regarding the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox

 

 


 

 

Preprint: Paediatric monkeypox patient with unknown source of infection *1 update*

 

 

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