World Health Day Declaration – International solidarity needs to play at full speed to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccines


This year’s World Health Day is placed under the motto “Building a fairer, healthier world”. On this occasion, the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies (AIM), gathering health mutuals, health insurance funds and other not-for-profit healthcare payers from three regions in the world, calls for: affordability, accessibility and international solidarity in vaccines supply, for a proper roll-out of vaccines across the world as well as for a reflection on intellectual property protection to ensure universal access to products. These priorities must be addressed under the wider context of the Sustainable Development Goal of universal health coverag including access to quality essential health care services. Please find AIM’s Declaration here.