President Nana Akufo-Addo has joined other world leaders to sign UNAIDS Public Letter on a People’s Vaccine for COVID-19 with the hopes that any vaccine produced for the virus will be available to all persons.
The President made the announcement on his twitter page.
According to the President “it is important that all people everywhere must have access to the vaccine when one becomes available.”
More than 140 world leaders and experts, including the President of South Africa and Chair of the African Union, Cyril Ramaphosa, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, the President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall have signed the letter.
The world leaders are arguing that any vaccine produced should be patent-free for mass production, distributed fairly and made available to all people, in all countries, free of charge.
Other signatories include the former President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, the former President of Mexico, Ernesto Zedillo, the former United Nations Development Programme Administrator and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark.
Together with other global leaders, I signed the @UNAIDS Public Letter on a People’s Vaccine for #COVID19. It is important that all people everywhere must have access to the vaccine when one becomes available. It must be the #PeoplesVaccine.
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) May 15, 2020