Gavi: Covid-19 - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:35 pm on 18th May 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Goudie Baroness Goudie Labour 2:35 pm, 18th May 2020

My Lords, I see two challenges to developing the vaccine. It is no less challenging for us to ensure that, once the vaccine is available, everyone has access, with equal distribution, and that it is not too expensive for developing countries, such as Afghanistan, and for refugee camps. Gavi’s advance market commitment is required. I hope that no country has priority before other countries. I would like the Minister to assure me that we will encourage every country that can afford to give more money to Gavi to do so and that, at every bilateral meeting that our Ministers have or the Prime Minister has, they raise this among the other key issues that are affecting the global community now.