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As the pandemic continues to rage across the world, the urgent need for solutions to support increased global supply of COVID-19 medicines, vaccines and other health technologies only grows.
Last week the World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, called on governments to move forward with negotiations on the landmark TRIPS waiver proposal initially made by India and South Africa last year.
100 countries have declared their public support for the WTO waiver on patents and other intellectual property to help increase supplies of urgently needed medical tools and to save lives. But the US, EU, Switzerland, Canada, Japan, Australia and Brazil are still blocking this proposal.
Today the negotiations continue at the WTO. After an encouraging statement from the US, we call on all opposing countries to stop blocking the waiver and allow the #NoCovidMonopolies movement to move ahead swiftly to help save lives.
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