The 4th meeting of the Multilateral Leaders’ Working Group on Scaling Up Covid-19 Tools, was held on September 16, 2021. An opportunity for the Working Group to insist on transparency in vaccine distribution .
“Vaccine manufacturers should share details of monthly delivery schedules for all vaccine shipments, especially for Covax and Avat.” In his remarks, WHO underscored its call for a moratorium on booster doses until the end of 2021, except for people with compromised immune systems, to help optimize supply to low-income countries. “We must eliminate export restrictions and bans,” the statement said.
The Working Group calls on all countries to “urgently tackle export restrictions, high tariffs and customs bottlenecks on Covid-19 vaccines and necessary raw materials and supplies timely production and distribution of vaccines ”. This is to ensure that the doses get to the countries that need them most, especially low- and lower-middle-income countries.
Author: Yandé Diop – Seneweb.com