Directors General of WHO, WIPO and the WTO agree on intensified cooperation in support of access to medical technologies worldwide to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

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The Directors-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Word Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed to enhance their support to members battling COVID-19 by collaborating on a series of workshops to augment the flow of information on the pandemic and by implementing a joint platform for tripartite technical assistance to countries relating to their needs for medical technologies. As a result of their meeting on 15 June, 2021, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Daren Tang and Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala issued the following statement.