The following sources may provide useful background to the topic of this debate.

Press releases

WHO press release, 24 April 2020

Global leaders unite to ensure everyone everywhere can access new vaccines, tests and treatments for COVID-19


WHO press release, 14 August 2020

INCB, WHO and UNODC statement on access to internationally controlled medicines during COVID-19 pandemic

Department for International Development and Foreign Office press release, 24 April 2020

UK leads way as nations endorse landmark pledge to make coronavirus vaccines and treatments available to all

WHO press release, 21 September 2020

Boost for global response to COVID-19 as economies worldwide formally sign up to COVAX facility

Prime Minister’s Office press release, 26 March 2020

G20 Leaders’ Summit – statement on COVID-19: 26 March 2020

European Commission press release, 24 April 2020

Questions and Answers: The Coronavirus Global Response

Press articles and blogs

The Guardian, 29 September 2020

Larry Elliott

World Bank announces $12bn plan for poor countries to buy Covid vaccines


Journal of Medical Ethics blog, August 4, 2020

Aisling McMahon

Patents, private governance and access to vaccines and treatments for Covid-19


The Conversation, 16 July 2020

Ending the pandemic will take global access to COVID-19 treatment and vaccines – which means putting ethics before profits

BMJ Opinion blog, 3 June 2020

Treatments don’t work if we can’t afford them: the global need for open and equitable access to remdesivir

BMJ Opinion blog, May 19 2020

Santino Severoni, Director Migration and Health, World Health Organization and Jozef Bartovic, Technical Officer, WHO Regional Office for Europe 

Equitable access to covid-19 vaccine for all must include refugees and migrants 


LSE blog by Kashvi Shetty, April 29th, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine: A Global Call for Equitable Access to Medicines

The Economist, April 24 2020

ACTing up: The WHO launches a global initiative on treatments for covid-19. How to develop vaccines and drugs, and get them to 7bn people?

Journal articles 

The Lancet Volume 396, Issue 10254, P800-802, September 19, 2020

Alexandra L Phelan, Mark Eccleston-Turner, Michelle Rourke, Allan Maleche, Chenguang Wang

Legal agreements: barriers and enablers to global equitable COVID-19 vaccine access

Nature, 6 October 2020

John N. Nkengasong, Nicaise Ndembi, Akhona Tshangela, Tajudeen Raji

COVID-19 vaccines: how to ensure Africa has access

The Lancet Global Health Volume 8, Issue 6, June 01, 2020

Luca Li Bassi, Lenias Hwenda

COVID-19: time to plan for prompt universal access to diagnostics and treatments

Reports and briefings

Nuffield Council on Bioethics Rapid Policy Briefing, 29 May 2020

Fair and equitable access to COVID-19 treatments and vaccines

Wellcome report summary, 22 May 2020

What people think about global access to COVID-19 treatments and vaccines

Parliamentary Questions

PQ96746, Developing Countries: Drugs, answered 5 October 2020

PQ77764, Coronavirus: Vaccination, answered 7 September 2020

PQ70465, USA: Remdesivir, answered 13 July 2020

PQ70464, USA: Coronavirus, answered 13 July 2020

PQ64864, Coronavirus: Vaccination, answered 2 July 2020

PQ54998, Developing Countries: Coronavirus, answered 10 June 2020

Parliamentary briefings

Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology (POST) Rapid Response, 6 July 2020

Covid-19 therapies

House of Lords Library, In Focus, 8 October 2020

Covid-19 Vaccine: Access for low and middle income countries

Related posts