The G7 meeting in Cornwall last July failed to meet the expectations of citizens across the world regarding vaccine equity. Ahead of the G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting in Rome, on 5-6 September, we now have another opportunity to put an end to vaccine nationalism and advocate for a fair distribution of vaccines.
We are failing a historical moral test by choosing vaccine nationalism over our common interest. If we fail to stop the transmission and the mutation of the virus -swiftly and in all countries- we will have to overcome socio-economic consequences of unprecedented magnitude.
Club de Madrid and partners from the People’s Vaccine Alliance are organising this Live Session to underscore the moral failure of the recent G7 meeting. During the discussion, we will call for developed nations meeting in the G7 to take the reins and do what is right: vehemently reject nationalistic approaches to vaccination and support poorer nations in the fight against a pandemic that affects us all.
Join us in our plea to end vaccine nationalism. Let’s call wealthy nations to fulfil our moral obligation and pursue our common interest.
Delivering a #PeoplesVaccine – A Moral Obligation and our Common Interest
1 September – 4PM CEST / 10AM EDT
· Joyce Banda, President of Malawi (2012-2014) and Club de Madrid Member
· Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2007-2010) and Club de Madrid Member
· Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, General Secretary of the ACT Alliance
· Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
· Facilitator: Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, Chief Executive, Christian Aid
A #PeoplesVaccine is our moral obligation and common interest. Let’s make it clear to developed nations meeting in the #G7!
Join our Live Session
4PM CEST / 10AM EDT