INITIATIVES WE SUPPORT

 

Wemos collaborates with other organisations to make our (joint) messages and advocacy stronger. These are recent initiatives that we have co-signed and can count on our support.

Access to Medicines

March 27, 2020: Open letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) and its Member States on the proposal by Costa Rica to create a global pool for rights in the data, knowledge and technologies useful in the prevention, detection and treatment of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic – with this open letter to the World Health Organization and its member states, Wemos and other organisations and individuals show support for Costa Rica’s proposal for a global pooling mechanism of rights to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

March 25, 2020: The fight against COVID-19: let’s make public investments count for people – 61 organisations (including Wemos), consisting of patients, consumers, healthcare professionals, trade unions and public interest organisations express views on the importance of the role of public support to research and development during the current global pandemic.

 

Finance for health

March 30, 2020: Appeal for international solidarity in tackling the coronavirus – signed statement from 40 development, human rights and emergency organisations, on the initiative of Hivos – including Wemos – to the Dutch government.

 

March 23, 2020: Joint CSO letter on Private Finance-related issues – With this letter, the undersigned 29 organisations (including Wemos) wish to react ahead of the next DAC Committee on 26th March 2020, to the recent release of ODA data reported as Private Sector Instruments (PSI), as well as to the Terms of Reference for a Community of Practice on Private Finance for Sustainable Development.

 

January 8, 2020: Joint CSO letter on World Bank Group’s promotion of Public-Private Partnerships – CSOs (including Wemos) call on the World Bank to reorient its approach to PPPs so each PPP is in the public interest. With regard to health, CSOs urge the Bank to stop promoting market-based approaches – and instead work with countries to strengthen public health systems on aspects that have proven to be key in addressing socio-economic and gender inequalities in healthcare access.