Mansukh Mandaviya, the Minister of Health, emphasized the need of creating a robust global supply chain to provide fair access to vaccines and medicines. The Minister, speaking at the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva, advocated for simplifying WHO’s vaccine and treatment approval procedures and strengthening WHO to establish a more robust global health security infrastructure. Mr. Mandaviya reaffirmed India’s commitment to strengthening the global health security framework.
- India feels that this year’s theme, which connects peace and health, is contemporary and relevant since there can be no sustainable development or universal health and wellness without peace, according to the Minister.
- India also expressed its disappointment and worry at the latest WHO exercise on all-cause excess mortality, in which country-specific genuine data was collected.
- India also expressed its disappointment and worry at the latest WHO exercise on all-cause excess mortality, which ignored country-specific accurate data released by the statutory body.
Mr. Mandaviya expressed the concern of the Central Council of Health and Family Welfare, a representative group of India’s health ministers, who unanimously supported a resolution criticizing WHO’s approach and methodology on excess mortality statistics.