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Calling on Governments to Waive Patents on COVID-19 Vaccines

Leena Menghaney, Regional Head (South Asia), Médecins Sans Frontières Access Campaign

25-Nov-20 14:00

Calling on Governments to Waive Patents on COVID-19 Vaccines

Last month, India and South Africa led several countries in calling for patents and other intellectual properties related to COVID-19 to be waived during the pandemic. While the movement has gained traction through recent talks, many notable countries have said “no”. So is such a waiver necessary or important to better tackle the pandemic?

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Produced by: Lim Sue Ann

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs, Lim Sue Ann, Dashran Yohan


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Tags:  The Bigger PictureThe Daily DigestCOVID-19VaccineIntellectual PropertyPatentWaiverWorld Trade OrganisationWorld Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement)COVAXMédecins Sans FrontièresDoctors Without BordersPharmaceutical Companies





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