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April 7, 2023
WHO 'at a crossroads' on its 75th anniversary
Out of the ashes of a world war, rose an organisation to fight the battle for global health. "If you can imagine after the war, societies, including health systems, were devastated and there are many displaced people around the world living in difficult conditions," Professor Kelley Lee, an expert on public health told RTÉ News.
Cascadia Daily News
April 5, 2023
Whatcom-B.C. personal vehicle traffic remains below pre-pandemic levels
Based on previous research, we had predicted early on in the pandemic that Whatcom’s retail sector would take a big hit from the lack of Canadians, which comprise as much as 12% of retail sales tax in some categories. However, what we didn’t predict was how much domestic spending would spike, and this offset much of the lack of Canadian spending.
Geneva Health Files
April 5, 2023
Achieving Meaningful Canadian Engagement on the Pandemic Treaty
We recognize that practicing inclusive governance takes time and effort at the best of times. Emerging from a prolonged pandemic, which has opened fissures across Canadian society and globally, the task is now even more challenging. Yet the Canadian and other governments must persist in these laudable efforts. Meaningful engagement gathers insights towards nuanced, responsive, and productive solutions to complex problems.
Voice of America
March 4, 2023
Canada Debates Closing Refugee Road
Critics of the policy that has brought large numbers of refugees to Roxham Road seem to think the road “should be shut down and that would be the end of everything, which is unrealistic in light of how long the Canada-U.S. border is,” Neve told VOA. Neve argues that changes need to be made to the Safe Third Country Agreement. The agreement, which came into force in 2004, requires those seeking refugee protection to request it in the first safe country they arrive in, unless they qualify for an exception to the agreement. However, refugees can get around the agreement, said Laurie Trautman, an expert with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
February 7, 2023
What the WHO’s new treaty could mean for the next pandemic
“It has more heart and brain than I expected,” says Kelley Lee, scientific co-director at the Pacific Institute on Pathogens, Pandemics and Society in Burnaby, Canada. “But it still has insufficient teeth and an insufficient spine to ensure that we’ll definitely have a better response next time.”
February 3, 2023
How is the World Health Organization funded, and why does it rely so much on Bill Gates?
“They need to be more transparent in how they decide on where their funds are spent. They need to be self-critical about the short-termism, skewing of priorities, unanticipated effects of funding one issue over another, and the siloing of global health efforts. They must want to be part of the solution to global health governance fragmentation, and not part of the problem”.