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Czech Minister of Health Adam Vojtěch addressed the World Health Assembly

The 73rd session of the World Health Assembly took place on 18 and 19 May 2020. For the first time in the history of the World Health Organization (WHO), its supreme governing body met through a videoconference.

Mr. Adam Vojtěch, Minister of Health of the Czech Republic, praised the work of nurses, doctors and other health professionals. He also emphasized the importance of global solidarity and mentioned the humanitarian aid provided by the Czech Republic to the fight against COVID-19 in the world. Minister Vojtěch also underlined the importance of an independent and comprehensive evaluation of the WHO and international community's reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The World Health Assembly has adopted a resolution on the global response to the COVID-19 epidemic, tabled by the European Union and its Member States. Among other things, the resolution calls for timely, universal and equitable access to medicines and future vaccines against the disease. The World Health Assembly will be resumed in the autumn of this year to discuss other areas of WHO's work.