On May 12, 2022, President Biden announced a licensing agreement between the NIH and WHO Covid-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP).
The announcement was made by the US Government at the second Global COVID-19 Summit, co-hosted by the United States, Belize, Germany, Indonesia and Senegal. Launched in 2020 by the WHO Director-General and the President of Costa Rica, and supported by 43 Member States, C-TAP aims to facilitate timely, equitable and affordable access to COVID-19 health products by boosting their production and supply through open, transparent and non-exclusive licensing agreements.
Since the early stages of the pandemic, UAEM and Free the Vaccine teams have been urging universities to support C-TAP. This news is well received and leading institutions should follow suit.
Read more about the agreement here: https://www.who.int/news/item/12-05-2022-who-and-mpp-announce-agreement-with-nih-for-covid-19-health-technologies