The health ministers of the G7 countries of the most developed countries of the world agreed today to improve the exchange of results of clinical trials of vaccines and treatments in order to accelerate their development in the event of a pandemic.
Ahead of the summit of heads of state and government, which opens next Friday, they pledged to reach “a new international agreement that will facilitate and speed up the exchange of test results of vaccines and treatments in the fight against Covid-19 and prevent future health problems.” in a statement issued by the British Ministry of Health after the meeting in Oxford.
This “Charter on Clinical Trials of Vaccines” will strengthen cooperation in large international trials and “avoid unnecessary duplication”.
The charter “defines our common principles for accelerating the pace at which clinical trials generate solid evidence and their results can be applied in this and future pandemics,” the G7 health ministers said in a joint statement.
Earlier, the leaders of the pharmaceutical industry committed themselves to “reduce to 100 days the time for the development and application of new diagnostics, treatment and vaccines,” the British Ministry of Health announced.
G7 ministers also point to co-operation in improving coronavirus surveillance around the world and detecting other health threats.
They confirmed the central role of the World Health Organization (WHO), to which the United States returned in January with the arrival of Joseph Biden in the White House, because his predecessor, Donald Trump, withdrew them from that organization.
G7 health ministers have pledged to share doses of coronavirus vaccines with developing countries through the international Covax system.
The G7 also emphasizes the need to develop international standards for covid-19 tests and vaccination certificates to enable their universal acceptance.
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