H1N1 crisis update

Delegate for Japan, Kate Stevenson

WHO Committee – BrizMUN, April 2011

After the World Health Organization received word that the H1N1 virus had moved to a phase 4, delegate for Pakistan, Manisha Singh reinforced how ‘deeply worried’ Pakistan was and urged Germany to heighten border control in quarantining those with flu like symptoms.

“Pakistan is looking to keep the virus out of its country and South-East Asia region and therefore encourages countries to increase their security to help counteract the situation and slow down the spread of the virus,” Ms Singh said.

Pakistan also made clear that in order to deal with the virus; it required assistance from the developed nations such as Japan.

While delegate for Japan, Kate Stevenson agreed aid needed to be distributed to developing countries, she also made the point that anti-viral stockpiles were not sufficient enough to protect all nations should the event result in a global pandemic.

“We encourage developing states such as Pakistan to undertake measures that do not make them wholly dependent on outside providers and to methods such as airport monitoring,” she said.

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