The united declaration calls for a range of measures to safeguard supplies of essential medical goods and support innovation for future Covid-19 treatments and cures.
Now is not the time for countries to look inwards. The crisis will only be resolved, and economies will only recover, if countries are allowed to trade and collaborate freely with each other.
Supporting healthcare innovation helps ensure that there is motivation and incentive into the treatment of less common ailments such as rare diseases. People with these diseases should not be left behind.
We need to discuss how we can move forward, address concerns related to intellectual property protections, and support the government’s agenda of ongoing national healthcare reform.
The National Surveillance on Antibiotic Resistance has indicated that we have almost every variety of antibiotic resistance thus far documented including some which have not yet made an appearance in other parts of the world.