Gebreyesus and Lavrov discuss global health

Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adanom Gebreyesus has discussed with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on strengthening the global health architecture

Gebreyesus and Lavrov discuss global health

“Met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the G20 summit in Rome and we agreed that we must strengthen the global health architecture, including the key role of WHO, to prevent threats to human health”, –  Gebreyesus wrote on Twitter.

According to the WHO chief, the talks also discussed the forthcoming special session of the World Health Assembly in November, which will focus on developing an international agreement on pandemic preparedness and response.

Alexander Gintsburg, Director of the Gamaleya Centre, explained why the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has not yet approved the Russian vaccine against the Sputnik V coronavirus infection.


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