Blog Post: Access to essential medicines in the times of COVID-19: Messages from Mauritius

Drugs and Alcohol Today

Blaine Stothard, one of the editors of the Drugs and Alcohol Today journal provides commentary on Emerald’s Real World Impact blog about Access to essential medicines in the times of COVID-19: Messages from Mauritius

A comment on drug policies on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

"Recent messages from the Prime Minister of Mauritius, presented at the Qatar-based World Innovation Summit for Health, can be taken as an indication of the anxiety which many nations are expressing regarding an equitable distribution of medications and, now, vaccines to assist in the response to Covid-19. He followed his initial statement with a call for COVID-19 vaccines to be ‘distributed fairly’, expressing fears that some nations might be left behind in the race for coronavirus immunity.”

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