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Switzerland calls to support WHO «more than ever»

Simonetta Sommaruga opening the World Health Assembly on Monday

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres regretted the lack of international unity and called countries to follow recommendations of the WHO

| | Radar

Keeping the body ticking and the mind alive during the pandemic

rammy Award winner Ricky Key (left) with Lonnie Park (right) singing for Walk The Talk - ‘We’re In This Together’
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Taiwan - the contested bone of global health diplomacy amid pandemic mayhem

A factory worker Taoyuan, Taiwan wears a mask of the Taiwanese flag during a visit of President Tsai Ing-wen. © Keystone: Ritchie B. Tongo

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The Covid-19 “moment”: Ilona Kickbusch Reflects on our Window of Opportunities

Ilona Kickbusch, founding director and chair of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

Ilona Kickbusch is part of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) and a well-respected consultant to health organizations and policy makers. Involved in the WHO Task Force against the Ebola virus in 2015, she hopes countries will favor the “cosmopolitan moment” –willingness to work together and put new rules in place – that usually characterizes the start of every epidemic, over counter-effective nationalistic reflexes. A vision which resonates particularly strongly as Trump suspends funding to the World Health Organization.