Reports and Papers
A FACT-BASED CASE FOR THE EXTENSION OF THE TRIPS COVID DECISION
First published: 15 November 2022
A technical briefing calling on the member states of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to support the extension of the WTO ministerial decision, agreed on 17 June 2022 to COVID-19
therapeutics and diagnostics, to enable diversified manufacturing and supply and to close the
access gap facing people in low- and middle-income countries.
MAKE POOLING WORK TO END PANDEMICS: A QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE COVID-19 TECHNOLOGY ACCESS POOL
First published: 9 November 2022
Commissioned by Wemos with support of People’s Vaccine Alliance and written by Julia Hochberger. This report shows that lack of resources, political support and unwillingness of pharmaceutical companies caused the limited success of the Covid-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP) of the World Health Organization (WHO). This mechanism for global pooling of intellectual property (IP), knowledge and data for the production of medical products, could have had a big impact in curbing the pandemic, but so far it has received insufficient support from governments, pharmaceutical companies and the WHO itself. To curb Covid-19 and future pandemics, such a mechanism requires greater commitment and decisiveness. The report provides recommendations for its future improved functioning.
Berlin Declaration: Key Claims and Critiques
First published: 18 October 2022
Commissioned by the People’s Vaccine Alliance Policy & Advocacy Working Group and written by Lauren Paremoer in October 2022.
A comprehensive rebuttal by the People’s Vaccine Alliance of a lobbying document from the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), titled the Berlin Declaration.
Key Issues and Recommendations for the International Treaty on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery
First published: 11 October 2022
Written by Mohga Kamal-Yanni with input from Piotr Kolczyński, Anna Marriott and members of the People’s Vaccine Alliance Policy Group in September 2022.
Key recommendations from the People’s Vaccine Alliance on how the world can prevent and prepare for future health crises, and respond and recover should they happen.