Well being Policy Consultant and Previous Minister of Communications, Dr Edward Omane Boamah
A plan health and fitness Coverage Marketing consultant has claimed authorities to commence looking into trade and intellectual home concerns that might arise need to an unexpected emergency drug or vaccination for Covid-19 turn out to be offered on the marketplace.
Dr Edward Omane Boamah discussed on the Super Morning Demonstrate Monday, that when a drug or vaccine for the therapy of Covid-19 people results in being out there on the sector, it does not mean it will be easily obtainable in conditions of price tag to Africans.
“If we are not thorough, the vaccine might be made, the drug may possibly be produced and they might not be offered to us even while they are offered on the market.
We need to start out wanting at the trade and mental assets problems that will occur out of the vaccines that are currently being formulated and also the drugs that may be made,” he claimed.
He pressured that the African nations around the world have to come alongside one another and interact at the Earth Trade Organisation amount with the Ministry of Trade acting as an ambassador for Ghana.
“It’s no more the Ministry of Wellbeing [dealing with Covid-19], the Ministry of Trade has an significant position to participate in,” the wellness advisor extra.
He disclosed that a single of the techniques the nation can gain access to the drug or vaccine when it gets to be obtainable is what Sanofi, a pharmaceutical enterprise did for an anti-malarial drug it made.
“Sanofi which developed an anti-malarial drug waived the patent legal rights of the drug for all to deliver the drug for use.
He urged the government to look at kickstarting the system to assure that when a drug or vaccine is discovered, it gets not only quickly out there but also cost-effective.
“If they are accessible on the sector, they must be very affordable,” Dr Omane Boamah explained.