GDI Lecture: Global Covid-19 vaccine inequality: looking back, looking forward?
While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused enormous devastation and disruption in health, social and economic terms, the remarkably quick development of COVID-19 vaccines is an enormous achievement. Yet despite frequent statements that “its not over anywhere, until it’s over everywhere”, the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines has been grossly inequitable – defying what the world needs epidemiologically and economically, as well as ethically.
The panel of leading academic and activist experts will reflect on one of the biggest immediate problems facing the world – looking back at how global COVID-19 vaccine inequality has emerged and exploring what needs to happen now and in the future to address the ongoing issue, and help prevent similar future problems. It will explore aspects including the roles and limitations of technology transfer, patent protection, vaccine nationalism, COVAX as a multilateral initiative.
Lecture to begin at 4.30pm GMT. Refreshments will be served for those attending in-person (Roscoe_1.009) from 4pm GMT.
If you are attending in person or online, you must register. To do so, please visit - https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtceivpzwuE9Ky4thXzZriCXHebjQnPe3V
Karrar Karrar (Senior Advisor – Pharmaceutical Policy, Save the Children)
Lara Dovifat (Campaign Manager, MSF)
Prof. Ken Shadlen (Professor of Development Studies, LSE)
Chair: Rory Horner (Senior Lecturer, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester)
Professor Ken Shadlen
Role: Pharmaceutical Policy Lead
Organisation: Save The Children
Role: Campaign Manager
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