Trips waiver urgent to save lives- Ramaphosa
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday that passing a time-bound targeted TRIPS waiver on patients on COVID-19 products was urgent to save millions of lives during the pandemic.
“This is not the time just to be uni-dimensionally focused on just profit. This is the time to save lives,” Ramaphosa said at an event organised by the World Trade Organization.
He added that the success of developing countries in combating climate change would require concessional funding to support a just transition.