In a joint letter, SOMO together with 53 civil society organisations are calling upon the Dutch government to ensure that pharmaceutical companies share their knowledge of vaccine development with other companies in an existing pool of the World Health Organization (WHO). This should increase the global production and availability of Covid-19 vaccines and accelerate the end of the pandemic.

With this letter,the organisations behind the initiative aim to draw attention to the solution at hand to the current vaccine shortages in Europe and other parts of the world: the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP) of the WHO.