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A panacea for fixing global health governance? The promises and pitfalls of negotiating a new pandemic treaty

Anna Holzscheiter
December 2022; 4 pages


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Countries around the globe were equipped with different resources to deal with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, which points to imbalances in the global health architecture. To be prepared for future pandemics, negotiations for a new global pandemic treaty are scheduled to begin in early 2023. Anna Holzscheiter, author of Global Governance Spotlight 3|2022, discusses whether the treaty can live up to the high expectations placed on it and whether it may foster global equity and justice.

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