Trips Agreement And Covid 19

12 Oct Trips Agreement And Covid 19

This, coupled with national legal precedents and new precedents with industry, has helped make antiretroviral (ARV) drugs cheaper and more accessible for HIV treatment in Africa and around the world. But unlike the COVAX vaccine collection pool, jointly sponsored by Gavi and WHO, which recruited 180 countries for pre-emption agreements for expected COVID-19 vaccines, only 41 countries have signed the C-TAP pool – reflecting the lackluster support that voluntary approaches from the patent division have received. Similarly, the industry has repeatedly said that it doesn`t see itself as a C-TAP player – and without industry, the initiative wouldn`t matter.

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