WHO Submission Period for Development of International Instrument on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness, and Response is Now Open Pandemic Preparedness 09/09/2022 • Editorial team Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) World Health Assembly The submission period for the second round of public hearings to inform the development of a new international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response is now open and will The World Health Organization (WHO) is inviting interested parties to submit a video statement in response to the question: Based on your experience with the COVID-19 pandemic, what do you believe should be addressed at the international level to better protect against future pandemics? The statements should be up to 90 seconds long and can be submitted in any six official WHO languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish). Public hearings inform the deliberations of the Interngovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) to help draft and negotiate a WHO convention, agreement, or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response, as mandated by the World Health Assembly during its special session in December 2021. Read more about the submission process here at WHO Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Combat the infodemic in health information and support health policy reporting from the global South. Our growing network of journalists in Africa, Asia, Geneva and New York connect the dots between regional realities and the big global debates, with evidence-based, open access news and analysis. To make a personal or organisational contribution click here on PayPal.