Access to Medicine
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted how vital it is to ensure rapid and equitable distribution of vaccines. As of April 2022, 19 countries – mostly in Africa – have yet to vaccinate even 10% of their populations. VCIM is a signatory to the Access to Medicine Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that helps pharmaceutical companies do more for people living in low- and middle-income countries. VCIM also signed the Global Investor Statement in Support of an Effective, Fair and Equitable Global Response to Covid-19 as well as a letter urging several pharmaceutical companies to integrate World Health Organization goals for equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines into their executive remuneration strategy.