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Joint CSO Letter on SUPPORTING THE PROPOSAL TO A WAIVER FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS UNDER THE TRIPS AGREEMENT DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

By 19 November 2020February 17th, 2021No Comments

Aligned with our first support through the open letter signed by more than 500 organisations, GHA and more than 100 civil society organisations are now calling the European Parliament and national parliaments of EU member states for support for India, South Africa, Eswatini and Kenya landmark proposal. This waiver demands of a temporary lifting of certain intellectual property (IP) provisions under the Agreements on Trade-related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) for Covid 19 medical diagnostics, treatments and vaccines in order to ensure sufficient access and availability of Covid19 medical technologies during the time of pandemic.