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2024

300 WORLD LEADERS, CELEBRITIES, SCIENTISTS AND ACTIVISTS URGE GILEAD TO SHARE NEW HIV MEDICINE WITH LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES

Released on 30 May 2024

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RICH COUNTRY BLOCKING RESULTS IN FAILURE TO PRODUCE PANDEMIC TREATY

Released on 10 May 2024

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OXFAM AND THE PEOPLE’S VACCINE ALLIANCE STATEMENT FOR INB9

Released on 18 March 2024

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BIDEN AND VON DER LEYEN URGED TO END “PATENT HYPOCRISY” ON ANNIVERSARY OF COVID PANDEMIC

Released on 11 March 2024

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PANDEMIC ACCORD HOAX HIGHLIGHTS “BLATANT HYPOCRISY” OF US AND EU APPROACH TO BIG PHARMA

Released on 14 February 2024

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OXFAM AND THE PEOPLE’S VACCINE ALLIANCE STATEMENT FOR IHR REVIEW

Released on 5 February 2024

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ASTOUNDING HYPOCRISY FOR RICH COUNTRIES TO BLOCK COVID-19 IP DECISION-MAKING PROCESS

Released on 31 January 2024

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2023

PVA STATEMENT ON GAZA

Released on 22 November 2023

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OXFAM AND THE PEOPLE’S VACCINE ALLIANCE WRITTEN SUBMISSION FOR THE INB7 MEETING

Released on 6 November 2023

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OXFAM AND THE PEOPLE’S VACCINE ALLIANCE STATEMENT FOR INB7 MEETING

Released on 6 November 2023

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USITC REPORT ON IP FOR COVID TESTS AND TREATMENTS: THERE CAN BE NO MORE DELAYS

Released on 17 October 2023

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BIG PHARMA SPENT ALMOST AS MUCH ENRICHING SHAREHOLDERS AS ON R&D DURING PANDEMIC

Released on 15 October 2023

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PVA COMMENT ON UNGA HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON PANDEMIC PREVENTION, PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

Released on 10 October 2023

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NOBEL PRIZE WINNING MRNA WAS PUBLICLY FUNDED

Released on 2 October 2023

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REACTION: South African court orders COVID contracts disclosure

Released on 17 August 2023

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REACTION: PR industry council warns BioNTech and Twitter for attempt to avoid scrutiny from vaccine equity activists

Released on 10 August 2023

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PVA Oxfam INB6 Statement

Released on 21 July 2023

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EU VACCINE DEAL IS “SHORT SIGHTED” AND WILL REPEAT INEQUITY

Released on 30 June 2023

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OXFAM AND THE PEOPLE’S VACCINE ALLIANCE STATEMENT FOR THE INB5 MEETING

Released on 13 June 2023

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EQUITY NOT AN OPTIONAL EXTRA IN PANDEMIC TREATY, CIVIL SOCIETY SAYS

Released on 24 May 2023

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PEOPLE’S VACCINE ALLIANCE AND OXFAM STATEMENT TO WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY

Released on 24 May 2023

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DON’T WAIT FOR CHARITY FROM PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES, CIVIL SOCIETY TELLS UN

Released on 10 May 2023

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PVA ASIA MEDIA REACTION TO WHO DECLARATION TO END COVID EMERGENCY

Released on 9 May 2023

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WHO COVID-19 DECLARATION: WORLD “DOOMED TO REPEAT THE MISTAKES OF THIS PANDEMIC” WITHOUT STRUCTURAL CHANGES

Released on 5 May 2023

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MODERNA CEO MAKES 12,000 TIMES A MINIMUM WAGE WORKER

Released on 3 May 2023

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EU PATENT LAW: EU HAS ADMITTED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RULES ARE A BARRIER TO ACCESSING MEDICINES, CAMPAIGNERS SAY

Released on 27 April 2023

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EU PHARMA LEGISLATION “TOTAL HYPOCRISY” WHILE UNDERMINING HEALTH IN POORER COUNTRIES

Released on 26 April 2023

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REACTION: US GOVERNMENT INVESTED $31.9 BILLION IN MRNA VACCINES, RESEARCH REVEALS

Released on 2 March 2023

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OXFAM AND THE PEOPLE’S VACCINE ALLIANCE STATEMENT FOR THE INB4 MEETING

Released on 28 February 2023

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MODERNA Q4 RESULTS: PUBLICLY FUNDED VACCINE SHOULDN’T BE “A GOLDMINE FOR BIG PHARMA”

Released on 23 February 2023

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OXFAM AND THE PEOPLE’S VACCINE ALLIANCE STATEMENT ON THE ZERO DRAFT OF THE WHO CA+

Released on 15 February 2023

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WHO DRAFT PANDEMIC TREATY PROVIDES “A GLIMMER OF HOPE” AFTER “TRAUMA” OF COVID-19

Released on 1 February 2023

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DEVELOPING COUNTRIES FACED “APARTHEID” DISTRIBUTION OF COVID-19 AND MPOX TESTS, REPORT FINDS

Released on 1 February 2023

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PPFIZER Q4 EARNINGS: PFIZER HAS PLUNDERED HEALTH SYSTEMS FOR PROFIT, CAMPAIGNERS SAY

Released on 31 January 2023

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PFIZER ‘NON-PROFIT’ ANNOUNCEMENT: “PR SPIN” FROM A COMPANY WITH “NO RIGHT TO PLAY GOD”

Released on 18 January 2023

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REACTION: BIONTECH AND GERMAN GOVERNMENT ASKED TWITTER TO CENSOR VACCINE EQUITY CRITICS, EMAILS REVEAL

Released on 16 January 2023

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MODERNA VACCINE PRICE HIKE WOULD BE 4,000% MARK-UP ABOVE COST

Released on 10 January 2023

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UK MRNA CANCER VACCINE TRIAL: GOVERNMENT MUST INSIST ON AFFORDABLE ACCESS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Released on 6 January 2023

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2022

DON’T DELAY ACTION ON COVID TESTS AND MEDICINES, 160+ CAMPAIGNERS TELL WTO

Released on 14 December 2022

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LOWER-INCOME COUNTRIES PROPOSE WTO TEXT TO ENSURE ACCESS TO COVID TREATMENTS AND TESTS

Released on 8 December 2022

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PATHETIC FOR THE US TO KICK WTO COVID TEST AND TREATMENT DEAL INTO THE LONG GRASS, CAMPAIGNERS SAY

Released on 6 December 2022

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JUST A QUARTER OF PFIZER’S COVID-19 TREATMENT ORDERS WILL GO TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Released on 21 November 2022

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PANDEMIC TREATY TEXT SHOWS NEGOTIATIONS “AT A CROSSROAD” CAMPAIGNERS SAY

Released on 18 November 2022

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AUTUMN STATEMENT REACTION: AFTER CEMENTING AID CUTS, UK CAN CLAW BACK TATTERED INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION WITH ACTION ON COVID MEDICINES

Released on 17 November 2022

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G20 URGED TO “FACE UP” TO GLOBAL COVID-19 CHALLENGES, AS RICH COUNTRIES STILL MONOPOLISE VACCINE SUPPLY

Released on 16 November 2022

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G20 COMMUNIQUE REACTION: “TALK IS CHEAP” ON GLOBAL COVID-19 RESPONSE

Released on 16 November 2022

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BIG PHARMA MAKING A POWER GRAB FOR THE NEXT PANDEMIC, CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS WARN

Released on 18 October 2022

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GLOBAL COVID-19 RESPONSE ABANDONED PEOPLE IN LOWER-INCOME COUNTRIES, REPORT FINDS

Released on 26 August 2022

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MODERNA OMICRON VACCINE: RICHEST COUNTRIES HOARDING VACCINES AGAIN, CAMPAIGNERS SAY

Released on 15 August 2022

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MODERNA Q2 EARNINGS: PANDEMIC HAS BEEN A “LUCRATIVE SMASH AND GRAB OPERATION”, CAMPAIGNERS SAY

Released on 3 August 2022

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STATEMENT ON A WHO CONVENTION, AGREEMENT OR OTHER INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENT ON PANDEMIC PREVENTION, PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

Released on 18 July 2022

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MAJOR HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS WELCOME UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL RESOLUTION ON ACCESS TO MEDICINES

Released on 11 July 2022

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G7 REACTION: PLATITUDES ON COVID-19 EQUITY RING HOLLOW, CAMPAIGNERS SAY

Released on 28 June 2022

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G7 VACCINES FAILURES CONTRIBUTE TO 600,000 PREVENTABLE DEATHS

Released on 25 June 2022

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WTO VACCINE DEAL: “A TECHNOCRATIC FUDGE AIMED AT SAVING REPUTATIONS, NOT LIVES” SAY CAMPAIGNERS

Released on 17 June 2022

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WTO MUST NOT “MAKE A BAD SITUATION WORSE” WITH VACCINE IP DEAL

Released on 10 June 2022

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WTO COVID NEGOTIATIONS COULD REVERSE PRECEDENT THAT PUBLIC HEALTH COMES BEFORE IP, EXPERTS WARN

Released on 9 June 2022

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RESPONSE TO WTO TRIPS WAIVER ‘OUTCOME’

Released on 3 May 2022

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GLOBAL ACTIVISTS MOBILIZE FOR A PEOPLE’S VACCINE DURING PHARMA AGMS

Released on 28 April 2022

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130+ LEADING VOICES CALL FOR AN END TO VACCINE MONOPOLIES AFTER TWO YEARS OF PANDEMIC

Released on 11 March 2022

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COVID-19 DEATH TOLL FOUR TIMES HIGHER IN LOWER-INCOME COUNTRIES THAN RICH ONES

Released on 3 March 2022

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EU SET TO BIN 25 MILLION MORE VACCINE DOSES THAN IT HAS DONATED TO AFRICA THIS YEAR

Released on 16 February 2022

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2021

 

RICH COUNTRIES HAVE RECEIVED MORE VACCINES IN RUN-UP TO CHRISTMAS THAN AFRICAN COUNTRIES HAVE ALL YEAR

Released on 24 December 2021

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FAILURE TO VACCINATE THE WORLD CREATED PERFECT BREEDING GROUND FOR OMICRON, SAY CAMPAIGNERS

Released on 6 December 2021

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PFIZER, BIONTECH AND MODERNA MAKING $1,000 PROFIT EVERY SECOND WHILE WORLD’S POOREST COUNTRIES REMAIN LARGELY UNVACCINATED

Released on 6 November 2021

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PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES AND RICH NATIONS DELIVERING JUST ONE IN SEVEN OF THE DOSES PROMISED FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Released on 21 October 2021

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VACCINE MONOPOLIES MAKE COST OF VACCINATING THE WORLD AGAINST COVID AT LEAST 5 TIMES MORE EXPENSIVE THAN IT COULD BE

Released on 29 July 2021

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COVID VACCINES CREATE 9 NEW BILLIONAIRES WITH COMBINED WEALTH GREATER THAN COST OF VACCINATING WORLD’S POOREST COUNTRIES

Released on 20 May 2021

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TWO-THIRDS OF EPIDEMIOLOGISTS WARN MUTATIONS COULD RENDER CURRENT COVID VACCINES INEFFECTIVE IN A YEAR OR LESS

Released on 30 March 2021

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RICH NATIONS VACCINATING ONE PERSON EVERY SECOND WHILE MAJORITY OF THE POOREST NATIONS ARE YET TO GIVE A SINGLE DOSE

Released on 10 March 2021

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MONOPOLIES CAUSING “ARTIFICIAL RATIONING” IN COVID-19 CRISIS AS 3 BIGGEST GLOBAL VACCINE GIANTS SIT ON SIDELINES

Released on 5 February 2021

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2020

 

CAMPAIGNERS WARN THAT 9 OUT OF 10 PEOPLE IN POOR COUNTRIES ARE SET TO MISS OUT ON COVID-19 VACCINE NEXT YEAR

Released on 9 December 2020

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MORE THAN 140 WORLD LEADERS, EXPERTS AND ELDERS HAVE MADE AN UNPRECEDENTED CALL FOR GUARANTEES THAT COVID-19 VACCINES, DIAGNOSTICS, TESTS AND TREATMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE TO EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE

Released on 14 May 2020

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