Campaign Action: Send Big Pharma a message to End Vaccine Inequality Now
In the lead-up to crucial negotiations at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in November and December, Amnesty International Australia is calling on pharmaceutical companies to stop blocking initiatives that could deliver vaccine equity for low-income countries, including the temporary waiver on WTO monopoly rules.
To send an email to Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna, J&J and AstraZeneca, follow this link.
The demands put to Big Pharma are to:
- Ensure that 50% of all vaccine deliveries go to low and lower-middle income countries throughout the rest of 2021 and beyond, including by bringing forward commitments to the COVAX donation scheme and to African countries.
- Share intellectual property, knowledge, and technology through waiving monopolies and supporting the World Health Organisation technology transfer hubs with qualified manufacturers in countries like India and South Africa, to expand global production and ensure vaccines are available to all countries.
Send an email to Big Pharma here!