[Ip-health] WHO MEDIA ADVISORY: WHO and Costa Rica to outline new worldwide access initiative for COVID-19 health technologies

James Love james.love at keionline.org
Fri May 15 07:12:17 PDT 2020


This takes place at 11AM Washington, DC time.  It will feature Dr Tedros
Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, resident Carlos Alvarado Quesada
of Costa Rica, and President Sebastián Piñera of Chile

Jamie


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MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO and Costa Rica to outline new worldwide access initiative for COVID-19
health technologies
Dear Journalists,

WHO Department of Communications invites you to a Virtual Press Conference
today Friday, 15 May, during which WHO and Costa Rica will outline a new
worldwide access initiative for COVID-19 health technologies.

The first part of the WHO regular press briefing will host H.E. Carlos
Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica, and H.E. Sebastián Piñera,
President of Chile.

Time: 1700 CEST (Geneva time) and we will update the time if necessary.

President Alvarado and Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General,
will preview a groundbreaking new mechanism to make COVID-19 vaccines,
medicines and other solutions to the pandemic accessible and available
worldwide. They will also announce the official launch of the initiative.

The pre-launch will include a call to all countries and relevant sectors to
join the effort so that effective health products against COVID-19 can be
deployed to everyone, everywhere at the same time.

Agenda:
17:00 - CEST – Introduction by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO
Director-General
17:05 - CEST – Remarks by President Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica
17:10 - CEST – Remarks by President Sebastián Piñera of Chile
17:15 – CEST – Closing remarks by WHO Director-General
17:20 – CEST – brief Q&A


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