Past and present world leaders, including Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, have urged that every vaccine and treatment of the corona virus ultimately be made available to everyone free of charge
UNITED NATIONS, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – May 15, 2020): Then and now world leaders, including Pakistanthis Prime Minister Imran Khan, has urged that in the end corona virus vaccines and treatments must be available to everyone at no cost.
The call was made in an open letter signed by more than 140 presidents, prime ministers and other important figures who said that vaccines should not be patented while science must be shared among countries, according to UNAIDS, UN institutions that are fighting the deadly HIV / AIDS virus, which initiated the petition.
The signatories demand that the government unite behind the “people’s vaccine” against COVID-19, marking the most ambitious position set by world leaders about what has become the most urgent search in modern science.
They demand it all vaccines, treatments and patent-free tests, mass produced and distributed fairly.
Prime Minister Imran Khan underscores the need to work together to defeat the virus.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa called for scientific research to be shared among countries and that the vaccine was patent free.
“Nobody should be pushed back behind the vaccine queue because of where they live or what they get,” he said, in a joint UNAIDS / Oxfam letter.
Other signers include former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former Prime Minister from great Britain Gordon Brown, former President of PT Mexico Ernesto Zedillo, and former Prime Minister from New Zealand Helen Clark, who also led UN Development Program (UNDP) years.
Government and national leaders also joined in UN International financial institutions and institutions on Thursday, called for water, sanitation and hygiene must be prioritized in the fight against viruses.
Confirming that the three areas together with physical distance are the first line of defense, and the center to stem the virus from spread, they indicate that washing hands requires access to run water in sufficient quantities.
“Our response plan – at the national, regional and global level – must therefore be prioritized water, sanitation and cleaning services, “they said in a joint statement.
Under the premise that we are only as healthy as the most vulnerable members of society, no matter the country, global leaders are asking for that all three are available for everyone, “eliminating inequality and not leaving anyone behind”.
They also advocated working collaboratively with each partner to improve water and sanitation services, saying that “everyone has something to offer to protect the population from COVID-19. “It’s important to ensure that water and a robust and sustainable sanitation system to protect public health and support the national health system, according to the signatories.
They also stressed the need to provide financial support to countries so that they could adequately respond to the crisis.
They also ask for the sending of accurate and transparent information, based on scientific advice that allows everyone to act accordingly.
“Resilience to future crises depends on the actions taken now, as well as on the policies, institutions and capacities that are put in place during normal times,” they concluded. “As leaders, this is our chance to save lives.”
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