Global South: Lords debates shortage of COVID-19 vaccines
10 September 2021
On Thursday 9 September, members of the House of Lords debated the shortage of, and obstacles to, the manufacture and distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations in the Global South, and the consequent implications for global public health.
Lord Boateng (Labour), former High Commissioner to South Africa and former Health Minister, put forward the debate.
This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.
Members speaking included:
Lord Browne of Ladyton (Labour), former Defence Secretary
- Baroness Chalker of Wallasey (Conservative), former chair of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Lord Purvis of Tweed (Liberal Democrats), associate with social purpose company Global Partners Governance Ltd
- Lord Oates (Liberal Democrats), adviser to the World Health Organisation.
Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay, government spokesperson, responded on behalf of the government.
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