SouthViews No. 224, 19 July 2021
Vaccination inequalities and the role of the multilateral system
By Carlos M. Correa
The COVID-19 crisis has evidenced the fragility of the multilateral system to address a global health challenge. There are multiple reasons behind it. Since donations are not enough, a global solution to the pandemic would have required concerted actions in several fronts. The author suggests that, while examining how the proposed “pandemic treaty” might contribute to a global solution in future health emergencies, immediate actions are needed.
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This article was tagged: COVAX Facility, COVID-19, COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP), Equality, Fair Allocation Framework, Global Health, Group of 20 (G-20), Group of 7 (G-7), Health, International Cooperation, International Health Regulations (IHR), Multilateral System, Pandemic, Pandemic Treaty, Solidarity, Techno-nationalism, TRIPS Waiver, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Vaccine Nationalism, Vaccines, World Health Organization (WHO)