Consensus vs vote: Why it would have been wise to call for a vote at the 71st WHA

What should happen if there is no consensus?  During the 1994  World Health Assembly, the USA and EU objected to a Resolution calling for an end to donations and discounted sales of formula to health care systems.  When African delegates threatened to call for a roll call (a vote)  all sides withdrew their  objections and global consensus on the code was achieved for the first time.  Our report in Update 14, October 1994 is below.

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