WTO chief seeks boost for Covid-19 vaccine production, gets backing

WTO chief seeks boost for Covid-19 vaccine production, gets backing

The Straits Times - World·2021-03-10 09:00

GENEVA (REUTERS) - The World Trade Organisation's chief on Tuesday (March 9) called for action on boosting Covid-19 vaccine production in developing countries as several members of the global trade watchdog urged her to hold urgent talks with manufacturers to do so.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Nigerian finance minister who was until recently chair of the board of global vaccine alliance GAVI, took on the top job at the global trade watchdog last week. She has said health and vaccine access would be a top priority.

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