The pandemic of COVID-19 continues to take numerous lives of people across the globe and paralyse economies of many nations. Among the issues that will specifically impact on poor people and poor countries is the issue of access to medical products for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.
We appreciate the efforts of WHO along with other UN agencies to ensure supply of the critical products. However, dependence on a few production hubs alone cannot ensure supply of these products. WHO, along with other UN agencies, should promote the local/regional production of these products by facilitating free sharing of technology and know-how.
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