In this final article on the TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, medicines, diagnostics and technologies, EPR’s Hannah Balfour considers whether it is the correct strategy to overcome COVID-19 treatment inequalities and explores other options.
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CEPI has launched COVAX Marketplace to accelerate the global production of COVID-19 vaccines, increasing access to doses.
A South African consortium will be the first to establish a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub to scale up vaccine production and access.
Global leaders at the G7 summit pledged 870 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, with half to be delivered by the end of 2021, to COVAX for distribution among low- and middle-income countries.
South Africa and India’s request that the World Trade Organization waive intellectually property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, treatments, diagnostics and technology has garnered extensive media coverage, particularly since the US decision to support the proposal. In a three-part series, European Pharmaceutical Review’s Assistant Editor, Hannah Balfour, will discuss the IP…
The WHO Emergency Use Listing means Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine is now eligible for distribution under COVAX.
The Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine is the first single-dose vaccine regimen to ever be granted WHO emergency use listing and is now eligible for distribution via COVAX.
The addition of €500 million to the EU’s existing COVAX Facility pledge was announced at the G7 summit virtual leaders' meeting.
The Emergency Use Listing will allow doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed through COVAX, the WHO’s vaccine allocation facility.
Through COVAX, doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be provided at a not-for-profit price for 92 low- and lower-middle-income countries.
Contributing to ACT Accelerator could generate $466 billion for major economies, says Eurasia Group report
The report found that the 10 major economies could see a return of more than $466 billion by 2025, 12 times the total estimated cost of supporting the WHO’s Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator.
The WHO Regional Director for Africa urges governments to “ramp up readiness” as report suggests the region is not prepared for a COVID-19 vaccine roll-out.
Subject to regulatory approval, EU member states will be supplied with the potentially highly effective BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
Sanofi and GSK have agreed to support the COVID-19 vaccine (COVAX) Facility with 200 million doses of their adjuvanted, recombinant protein-based COVID-19 vaccine.