Britain refuses to sign WHO pandemic accord over vaccine sharing

Britain has declined to sign the World Health Organization’s (WHO) proposed pandemic accord, citing concerns over the redistribution of vaccines, as
reported by The Telegraph on Tuesday.

The accord aims to ensure fair distribution of resources during global health crises, including reserving 20 per cent of tests, treatments, and vaccines for
distribution in poorer nations.

According to media reports the Department of Health and Social Care stated that they would only support the adoption of the accord if it aligns with the national
interest and respects sovereignty.

However, a DHSC spokesperson refrained from detailing the specific proposals within the accord, emphasising that no agreements had been reached yet.

The WHO has not yet responded to requests for comment on this matter.