GANHRI Statement

On the need for the international community to guarantee access to vaccination under conditions of equality and equity to all States as part of the strategy to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pandemic has brought an unprecedented socio-economic crisis that should be assumed by States with full responsibility, and which is closely connected with the vaccination process.

GANHRI considers mass vaccination as a vital measure to mitigate the pandemic in the short term and eliminate it in the long term.

It is worrying the alert issued by the United Nations System and other public and private organisations regarding hoarding of vaccines which could generate shortages, especially in low and middle-income countries. It is essential to guarantee access to vaccination in transparent conditions, respecting the principle of equality and non-discrimination for all.