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One for All: An Updated Action Plan for Global Covid-19 Vaccination

The continued spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in unvaccinated populations threatens to keep the global economy choked for the foreseeable future and poses threats to current progress in containing the pandemic. Stopping the spread of this pandemic requires that all countries have equal access to Covid-19 vaccination. But currently, there is a major disparity in vaccine distribution.

  • Nearly 50 percent of North Americans have been vaccinated, more than 25 percent of Europeans, about 14 percent of South Americans, but only 5 percent of Asians, and 1.2 percent of Africans
  • More than 80 percent of shots have gone into arms in high- and upper-middle income countries leaving the pandemic to spread unchecked in lower-income countries and at risk of continually reigniting a global Covid-19 spread and continued mutations in the virus.

The inequity and the lack of a strong global vaccination campaign extend beyond a health crisis. Our interconnected global economy stands to lose as much as US$9.2 trillion if governments fail to ensure developing economy access to Covid-19 vaccines.

  • At least half of that loss would fall on advanced economies according to the International Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation.
CALL TO ACTION

We are calling on the G7 and other donors to step up so that COVAX closes its US$9.3 billion funding gap by June 2nd, allowing it to unlock an additional 1.8 billion doses of vaccine, enabling 92 low- and middle-income countries to vaccinate half their adult population.

This new report by The Rockefeller Foundation, One for All: An Updated Action Plan for Global Covid-19 Vaccination, an update of the first report in April 2021, offers a 5-point action plan to scale equitable vaccination around the world:)

  1. Share more sooner – Many countries with access to affordable vaccines have a surplus and should share with countries who do not have easy access to them.
  2. Make more quicker – Despite a surplus, the world needs far more vaccines and fast. An immediate investment in expanding capacity could pay dividends within six months.
  3. Build in the global South – Countries with production capacities should invest quickly in technology transfer to expand manufacturing capacity around the world. Countries without should be identified for assistance in capacity building long-term.
  4. Support delivery systems – Building the support systems to deliver and administer vaccines in developing countries must be fast tracked and established in a way that benefits public health for decades to come.
  5. Close the financing gap – The G7 and other donors need to step up so that COVAX closes its US$ 9.3B funding gap by June 2nd allowing it to unlock an additional 1.8 billion doses of vaccine. Securing 1.8 billion doses would enable 92 low- and middle- income countries to protect nearly 30% of their population or roughly half the entire adult population in those countries. In addition to funding COVAX, all of the Access to Covid-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) needs to be fully funded through 2022.
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    One for All: An Updated Action Plan for Global Covid-19 Vaccination

    Stopping the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic requires that all countries have equal access to Covid-19 vaccination. This new report by The Rockefeller Foundation, One for All: An Updated Action Plan for Global Covid-19 Vaccination, an update of the first report in April 2021, offers a 5-point action plan to scale equitable vaccination around the world.
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