President Cyril Ramaphosa. GCIS
PRETORIA - President Cyril Ramaphosa is calling on civil society to support efforts to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents.
South Africa and India are petitioning the World Trade Organization to temporarily waive provisions of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights.
The US government is supporting the proposal.
In his weekly newsletter, Ramaphosa says this will add much-needed impetus for wider access to technologies that are needed to produce vaccines.