Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her call to global leaders to declare Covid-19 vaccines as 'global public good' and allow the developing countries and LDCs to produce vaccines that have the capacity.
“For effective global vaccination, Covid-19 vaccines need to be declared as ‘global public good’. To guarantee universal access, local production of vaccines by the developing countries and LDCs that have the capacity must be allowed,” she said.
The Prime Minister made the call in her prerecorded speech for the ‘White House Global Covid-19 Summit: Ending the Pandemic and Building Back Better Health Security to prepare For the Next’.
US President Joe Biden convened the Summit.
Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh took a three-fold approach to fight the pandemic.
Those are: Saving lives by allocating adequate medical facilities, equipment, life-saving drugs and resources; Supporting the livelihoods of citizens, especially the most vulnerable groups; and Recovering economic activities back on track as quickly as possible.