Controls On Vaccine Exports 'Hold Back' Pandemic Recovery, Warns Incoming WTO Head

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, pictured in July 2020 in Geneva, will head the WTO beginning in March. She wants countries to drop restrictions on the export of vaccines and other medical supplies.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set to lead the World Trade Organization. She talked with NPR about the WTO's role in improving access to vaccines and says there's "no doubt" that the WTO needs reforms.

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