10 Mar '11, 11pm

WHO-appointed experts slam handling of H1N1: GENEVA - A WHO-APPOINTED group of experts published on Thursday a d...

GENEVA - A WHO-APPOINTED group of experts published on Thursday a damning report on the UN agency's handling of the H1N1 flu pandemic, saying that it failed to issue timely guidance and that its flu plans needed revision. The independent experts, appointed by the World Health Organization to examine its management of the 2009-2010 pandemic, however, rejected claims that the UN agency was influenced by commercial interests in its decision to declare a pandemic. The draft report released by the agency found that a 'lack of a sufficiently robust, systematic and open set of procedures for disclosing, recognising and managing conflicts of interest among expert advisers' had contributed to suspicions about the organisation's interests. But it also delivered a broader warning to the world about preparations and resources countries can mobilise against a flu pandemic. 'The unavoid...

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