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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein is expected to speak on vaccine hoarding and emphasise on the importance of fair distribution, at the first meeting of the International Forum on Vaccine Cooperation on Thursday (Aug 5) night.
FROM PROF DATUK DR AHMAD IBRAHIM , Tan Sri Omar Centre for STI Policy Studies UCSI University
EYE-brows were raised when Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin lambasted rich countries for vaccine hoarding, describing the act as "cruel and unjust" against poor and less developed countries.
PETALING JAYA: Rapid mass vaccination is the way out of the current economic and public health crisis, with Malaysia achieving its target of 200,000 jabs ahead of schedule, says Khairy Jamaluddin.
News highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Wednesday (June 23)
KUALA LUMPUR: Blasting the act of vaccine hoarding among industrialised nations as extremely immoral, Khairy Jamaluddin wants the World Bank to raise the issue on behalf of developing nations.
The global health body has approved the emergency use of products made by Sinovac and Sinopharm, and three more have formally registered their interestDrugs given the green light can also be used by the Covax Facility, which is designed to ensure equal access to vaccines
Foreign Minister Wang Yi says that in contrast, more than 350 million Chinese shots have been sent to other countriesHe also urges emerging economies in the bloc to stand against ‘unilateral acts under the banner of multilateralism’
Safeguards needed to prevent private healthcare sector from making a profit on Covid-19 vaccines, says MCA
PETALING JAYA: Mandatory safeguards are needed to prevent the private healthcare sector from profiteering or hoarding Covid-19 vaccines, says MCA.