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MSF International President appeals to governments blocking landmark COVID-19 proposal

As governments prepare to meet for another round of talks at the World Trade Organization (WTO) , Médecins Sans Frontières International President, Dr Christos Christou, urged the small number of governments that continue to block a landmark waiver on intellectual property (IP) during the pandemic to immediately reverse their stonewalling and allow formal negotiations at the WTO to start.

The temporary waiver would apply to certain IP on COVID-19 medical tools and technologies until herd immunity is reached.

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