SASRO Webinar - Vaccines, Covid-19, and Access to Healthcare
Since the pandemic was declared by the WHO, there has been a rush to try to find ways to stop the virus. The production of a vaccine that would help both to get immunity, as well as manage the symptoms of the disease. But the race for vaccine is a complicated one. We live in a world dominated by Big Pharma, and there is a competing interest of the health of the global population, and profit. Vaccines are patented, strict and limited production is imposed, and highest bidder comes first. Vaccine apartheid or nationalism was a term coined due to the inequality in distribution to developing countries, and unequal access as countries prioritise certain groups, nationalities, ethnicities over others.
This episode looks at issues of Vaccines and international property rights, the TRIPS waiver, and the vaccine roll out in Southern Africa.
KM Gopakumar, Third World Network
Baba Aye, PSI Health and Social Sector Officer
Tichaona Fambisa, PSI SRS for Southern Africa
14 May 2021
Society & Culture · Government
Moderator : Maaza Seyoum Partnerships & Communications Lead African Alliance Guests: Dr. Githinji Gitahi Group CEO of AMREF Health Africa Dr. Catherine Kyobutungi Exec Director if the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan Management Strategist / Movement Co-ordinator at Africans Rising
Moderator: Kate Stegeman | Advocacy Coordinator Access Campaign MSF (South Africa) Speakers: Patrick Tippoo | Executive Director of the African Vaccine Manufacturing Initiative (AVMI) and Head of Science and innovation at Biovac (South Africa) Sun Kim | Director, Health Policy Centre, People’s Health Institute (South Korea) Gustavo Matta | Associate…
How greed and self-interest have expanded the gulf between the Global North and the Global South and given rise to VACCINE APARTHEID and VACCINE INEQUITY. Moderator: Maaza Seyoum Partnerships & Communications Lead: African Alliance Guests: Dr Kamran Abbasi British Medical Journal - Executive Editor for Content Dr Fifa Rahman Civil…