WHO keeps covid-19 a public health emergency of international concern

March 8, 2023

APPRISE researcher Professor Jodie McVernon and colleague Associate Professor Jonathan Liberman wrote an Editorial in The BMJ, 2023; 380. Access here (Published 6 March 2023)

“A sensible decision—the defining criteria still apply

On 30 January 2023 the director general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced his decision that covid-19 remains a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), three years after the emergency was first declared. In doing so, Tedros acknowledged the advice of the covid-19 emergency committee that “the covid-19 pandemic is probably at a transition point.” There is considerable speculation about when the PHEIC will be terminated.”

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