Civil society expresses concerns that the WHO could be encouraging the commercialisation and privatisation of healthcare amidst the COVID-19 crisis

On the first day of the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s World Health Assembly (24th May 2021), 8 civil society organisations sent an open letter to the Deputy Director-General of the WHO raising concerns about a recent report published by the WHO that could encourage the privatisation of healthcare amidst a COVID-19 pandemic that re-emphasised the challenges of commercialisation of healthcare systems, and without the necessary open debate that such an issue requires.

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