Updated: Aug 22, 2022
The second Global COVID-19 Summit convened by the United States is officially underway. This year’s Summit will emphasize supporting locally-led solutions to both immediate and long-term challenges, including:
Getting shots into arms
Deploying tests and treatments, especially for the highest-risk populations
Expanding and protecting the health workforce and minimizing disruptions to routine and essential health services
Enhancing access to medical countermeasures, including research and development and scaling and diversifying local and regional manufacturing
Generating sustainable financing for pandemic preparedness, health security, and health system
On behalf of The Access Challenge and the One by One Coalition, we’re proud to join the Pandemic Action Network and 250+ global partners in this powerful collective commitment for the #GlobalCOVIDSummit. Together, we commit to:
Vaccinate the World
Save Lives Now
Build Better Health Security
We see this is an opportune moment to remind the world that COVID-19 is not over – and that this pandemic will not be the last public health threat the world faces. The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded all of us about the power and importance of engaged, local leadership to prevent and fight disease. The pandemic has demonstrated - in start terms - how vaccines are critical to fight disease, save lives and create a healthier future for all.
Now is the time to redouble our collective efforts to end the acute phase of the pandemic and strengthen health systems. In addition to the joint call to action of the Pandemic Action Network, we make the following commitments:
We commit to supporting national leadership and the Africa CDC and WHO AFRO as they design sustainable, inclusive health systems.
We commit to building a future where every African household understands the importance of vaccines and has equitable access to them. We commit to deploying our #AfricaCOVIDChampions to work with the Africa CDC to support COVID-19 vaccine demand generation and uptake across Africa, whilst laying the groundwork for the broader immunization agenda.
We commit to Leave No One Behind when it comes to access to equitable, high-quality immunization services across Africa.