Dear Beloved Community
It is a critical moment on the road to dismantling vaccine imperialism. We collectively witnessed last week the neo-colonial powers operate and produce an abhorrent text during the Twelfth Ministerial World Trade Organization (for more information please read the statement from our comrade Asia Russell, Health Gap).
We are also reminded of the first talking point that the CAR community co-created on the vaccine more than two years ago: EqualHealth’s global Campaign Against Racism (CAR) believes that the urgency of the vaccine for Covid-19 must be placed in the wider context of global systems of oppression.
From CAR and guided by the power of our Global South Vaccine Equity coalition, we must now come together as a community in the face of these predictable racial capitalism structures, to RESIST, DISMANTLE and REIMAGINE! We are ready.
Please join us Wed 29th June 12pm ET/6pm CAT/9:30 IST in our first tactic post ministerial meeting, which is a crucial roundtable discussion: HIV/Covid 19 and the operationalisation of racial capitalism
We are honored to be in dialogue with Stella from CAR Uganda, with Maaza from the People's Vaccine Alliance and with Ngqabutho Mpofu/Sibongile Tshabalala, both from the Treatment Action Campaign.
We need now more than ever the collective power of this community to push forward the struggle to dismantle vaccine imperialism and to be in true solidarity with the organizing that is taking place across the Global South.
HIFA Profile: Tinashe Goronga is Senior Resident Medical Officer at the Mpilo Hospital in Zimbabwe.
Professional interests: I am interested in public health, social medicine, social justice and health equity.
Email: tisaneg AT gmail.com