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MSF submission to APPG on Coronavirus Inquiry into the UK Government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak

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MSF submitted this briefing document to the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on COVID-19, and their inquiry into the government's handling of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The submission focuses on practical steps the UK government should take to ensure global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostics and treatments.

The submission covers four key areas critical for achieving equitable access to future COVID-19 medical tools:

  • Research and development (R&D) funding for COVID-19 medical products
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Global open sharing of COVID-19 technologies, knowledge, and data
  • Ensuring global equitable access to COVID-19 technologies