Pfizer cuts prices for low-income countries May 25, 2022

from World Business Report· ·

Drugs giant Pfizer will offer its products to low-income countries on a non- profit basis. The move is part of what the firm calls an Accord for a Healthier World, and we ask Tian Johnson, co-chair of the African Vaccine Delivery Alliance in Johannesburg, whether it marks a significant positive step for healthcare in Africa. Also in the programme, the UK government has given a green light to the sale of Chelsea football club to US billionaire Todd Boehly's Clearlake Capital group. The club's former owner, Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich was forced to sell in the wake of the invasion …



Drugs giant Pfizer will offer its products to low-income countries on a non- profit basis. The move is part of what the firm calls an Accord for a Healthier World, and we ask Tian Johnson, co-chair of the African Vaccine Delivery Alliance in Johannesburg, whether it marks a significant positive step for healthcare in Africa. Also in the programme, the UK government has given a green light to the sale of Chelsea football club to US billionaire Todd Boehly's Clearlake Capital group. The club's former owner, Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich was forced to sell in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine. University of Liverpool football finance expert Kieran Maguire tells us where the $5bn proceeds of the sale will be going. The BBC's Nikhil Inamdar reports on an extreme heatwave in India, which has forced some farmers to harvest their crops at night. Plus, there is growing concern about the sort of curated body image promoted by modern-day advertising. The BBC's Rabiya Limbada explores efforts to help girls build confidence in how they look and show them why what appears to be beautiful, isn't necessarily as straightforward as it may seem. Today's edition is presented by Mike Johnson, and produced by Nisha Patel and Elizabeth Hotson. (Picture: Vials of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine. Picture credit: Getty Images.)