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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 9 June 2020

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Questions (20)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

20. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if Ireland will support the WHO and Costa Rica proposal on a global pooling mechanism of Covid-19 related health technologies (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9876/20]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

Ireland welcomes Costa Rica’s leadership on the Covid-19 Technology Access Pool. We share the objectives for the initiative to achieve a common outcome in public health for the benefit of all. Ireland has championed coherence, and coordinated and collaborative responses to the global public health challenges which we currently face, with a focus on ensuring that the needs of poorest and most vulnerable are served by our collective effort. The proposal touches on the work of a number of Government Departments and other stakeholders. My Department is consulting with relevant stakeholders with a view to considering practical engagement.

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