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World Leaders: It Is Time for New Global Funding to Keep the World Safer from Pandemics

The High-Level Independent Panel on Financing the Global Commons for Pandemic Preparedness and Response delivered a stark warning in its report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting: the clock is ticking to ramp up investments in international preparedness. We must create a Global Health Threats Fund to bolster the world’s capacity to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to pandemics.

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Calling on the European Union to Fund the Global Fight Against COVID-19

Significantly more funding is needed to accelerate the end of the COVID-19 pandemic for everyone. With the European Commission (EC) currenting negotiating its budget for 2022, Pandemic Action Network is joining other civil society organizations to call on the EC to contribute its fair share of another €1.2B for ACT-A in 2021 and more in 2022 to fully fund any future roadmaps to vaccinate the world.

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Wearing A Mask Still Matters: The World Rallies to Continue Masking to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Pandemic Action Network, Africa CDC, the African Union, 3M and over 50 global, regional, and local partner organizations announced today the launch of World Mask Week 2021 (July 12-18) — a global campaign underlining a universal truth: masking in public, in combination with handwashing and physical distancing, is still one of the best ways we can protect ourselves and others against COVID-19, especially our most vulnerable community members as countries race to vaccinate their populations.

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Why Masking Still Matters

Eighteen months into the COVID-19 pandemic, as COVID-19 variants spread and the pandemic persists around the world, there are a lot of questions about masking. When do I need to wear a mask? Where do I need to wear a mask? Is masking still needed if I’m vaccinated? In short, to protect those who are most vulnerable and to end this pandemic for everyone, masking still matters — now more than ever.

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Take Action For World Mask Week 2021!

Pandemic Action Network is partnering up with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the African Union, the World Health Organization, 3M, 50+ other organizations, and countless community leaders around the world to launch World Mask Week 2021 (July 12-18). #WorldMaskWeek is a movement to encourage sustained mask-wearing to help bring us closer to ending the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for our most vulnerable community members as countries race to vaccinate their populations.

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African Health Ministers’ Path Ahead — a Slow but Steady Fight Against COVID-19

Amidst Africa’s persistent third wave of COVID-19, the 71st session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa gathered Ministers of Health and leaders from across the continent. The message coming from WHO’s decision-making body was clear: solidarity is required to address COVID-19 in a region that has also been under the stranglehold of more than 50 different public health emergencies in the WHO reporting period.   

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Why Masking Up Matters More Than Ever

Co-founder Gabrielle Fitzgerald speaks to why masking still matters, the urgent need for national leadership alongside clear and consistent masking guidance, and why masks should be the last intervention we drop.

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World Mask Week 2021 Catalyzes A Global Movement to Continue Masking Up

Pandemic Action Network, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the African Union, 3M, and more than 70 partner organizations launched World Mask Week 2021. People, leaders, and organizations around the world rallied behind the ongoing importance of wearing a mask to stop the spread of COVID-19 and end the pandemic for all.

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