WTO chief lays out global action to increase Covid-19 vaccine access

WTO chief lays out global action to increase Covid-19 vaccine access

The Straits Times - World·2021-04-15 09:01

GENEVA (REUTERS) - The head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) laid out a series of actions on Wednesday (April 14) for countries and drug makers to increase production of coronavirus vaccines and share them more widely and fairly.

Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who became WTO director-general in March, called a closed-door meeting of producers, governments and others over inequitable access, with low-income countries administering just 0.2 per cent of 700 million global doses.

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