A Winning Example of Advocating for Health
Source: The Huffington Post/Steve Davis, CEO, PATH
This past January in Geneva, a large conference center buzzed with the energy of negotiation and refinement. Inside each meeting room, a few hundred people from around the world sat or stood or huddled in clusters, reasoning and deliberating their way toward an international agreement on mercury use convened by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Just a few days later, capping almost three years of negotiations marked by deep involvement from PATH and our partners, delegates from 140 countries approved the global treaty with language that protects the use of the vaccine preservative thimerosal and preserves global access to vaccines.