Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula, said no representative of the Namibian government has signed or ratified any ‘pandemic treaty’ as it does not exist yet. This, the Namibia press agency reports, after a group, calling itself Concerned Citizens Group of Namibia, claimed that a ‘pandemic treaty’ emerged from, or was agreed to, at the 75th World Health Assembly of the World Health Organisation which took place from 22 May to 28 May 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland. Shangula explained that the COVID-19 pandemic identified clear gaps in preparedness and response during health emergencies and that there is a need for a new instrument with which to address these, but that the International Health Regulations of 2005 is currently the only international instrument on health emergency preparedness and response.