During the general assembly of the Francophone network, UNAIDS called for additional investments in social protection systems, economic empowerment and livelihoods programmes, and building the resilience of vulnerable groups and community-based organisations.
The Parliamentary Network to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF) has adopted a declaration calling on Heads of State and Government to work together and commit to defining COVID-19 vaccines as a "universal commons. "Parliamentarians have a fundamental role to play in explaining to their fellow citizens that it is better to vaccinate vulnerable communities around the world than the entire population of a limited number of countries.
This approach is both fairer and more effective. Rolling back this pandemic in our constituencies definitely requires a global rollout," said Christian Levrat, President of the Parliamentary Network to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
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