The One Health Trust’s Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan co-authored an article in Think Global Health, an initiative from the Council on Foreign Relations, that raised concerns over the non-inclusion of access to medical oxygen in the agenda of the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness, and Response, to be held in late September 2023.

The omission was surprising, as less than six months prior, member states unanimously adopted a resolution on increasing access to medical oxygen in a milestone decision at the World Health Assembly. The resolution also stressed the need to include medical oxygen in global and national pandemic preparedness and response efforts and other health emergencies.

Find the article here.