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Exclusive: WTO chief says vaccine answer close, but facing effort to block it

By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization is close to resolving a dispute over how to spread COVID-19 vaccines more widely and fairly, but facing an "orchestrated…

Switzerland says it is open to compromise in COVID vaccine talks at WTO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Switzerland is open to compromise in talks on the intellectual property (IP) rights of COVID-19 vaccines and drugs at the World Trade Organization, but remains opposed to…

Non-profit groups tell WTO to reverse ‘vaccine apartheid’ before any meeting

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 130 civil society groups largely from developing countries are calling for the World Trade Organization to cancel a ministerial conference next week…

A year after COVID vaccine waiver proposal, WTO talks are deadlocked

By Emma Farge GENEVA (Reuters) - A year after South Africa and India introduced a novel proposal https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-wto/india-and-south-africa-ask-wto-to-waive-rules-to-aid-covid-19-drug-production-idUSKBN26P0H1 to temporarily waive intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines and therapies at…

PM Modi seeks G7 support for India-South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccines patent waiver proposal

New Delhi [India], June 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sought the Group of Seven (G7) developed nations' support for the proposal moved by India and South Africa…

Patent Waiver for Covid 19 vaccine – More countries endorse India’s stand, will boost vaccine production and availability

In a statement issued on 06 May, India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) endorsed the support from USA for TRIPS waiver for Covid vaccines. MEA press release read, "In view…