Geneva, 4 June 2020
Statement delivered by: Thomas Cueni, Director General of IFPMA, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations.
Today, we face the first global pandemic in living memory. Never before has there been so much hope placed in finding safe and effective vaccines, with the promise that no one is left behind.
IFPMA’s members have worked for 20 years with Gavi to stem the ravages of infectious diseases. NOW they are working at unparalleled speed to develop and build manufacturing capacity and distribution networks to deploy a COVID-19 vaccine in record time. The pace and progress of this work is unprecedented.
We are proud to be a founding partners of the Gavi Alliance and the Vaccines Accelerator and are fully committed to its goal to accelerate development, production, and equitable access to safe, effective, and affordable COVID-19 vaccines.
Be assured, we will deliver on the shared vision to leave no one behind and win the battle against COVID-19 together.