The launch of the People’s Vaccine Alliance Ireland.
Speakers include: Dr Ciara Conlan, Co Founder of Access to Medicines Ireland Mustaqeem De Gama, South African Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organisation in relation to the TRIPS waiver Majo Rivas, Paraguayan-Irish People’s Vaccine activist Senator Alice-Mary Higgins, Irish Independent Politician Isabel Simpson, Executive Director, Médecins Sans Frontières Ireland Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, UNAIDS Dr Michael Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme
Streamed live 8th July 2021
|“Our best chance of all staying safe is to ensure a COVID-19 vaccine is available for all as a global common good. This will only be possible with a transformation in how vaccines are produced and distributed — pharmaceutical corporations must allow the COVID-19 vaccines to be produced as widely as possible by sharing their knowledge free from patents” (https://peoplesvaccine.org/).
“Where is the redress for decisions that deny intellectual property waivers and withhold manufacturing knowledge––decisions that lead to hundreds of thousands of premature deaths in disadvantaged countries?… This moral scandal, enabled by corporate and political permission of mass death, is tantamount to a crime against humanity. Yet we too are complicit by our silence” (Gavin Yamey & Kamran Abassi)
AMRI are active members of the Steering Committee on the People’s Vaccine Alliance Ireland calling on the Irish Government and the European Union to support Covid Vaccine Justice – a ‘People’s Vaccine’ – for everyone throughout the world: “No one is safe, until everyone is safe” (Mike Ryan). To learn more about the campaign and to get involved see: https://peoplesvaccine.ie/