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Action for COVID Tools Accelerator – Digging into the figures and briefing

Leaders of the Action for COVID Tools Accelerator (ACT-Accelerator) laid out their mission, their financial needs and their investment case. The briefing shed light on what the ACT-Accelerator is, what it is not, and how, if we all pull together, we might just be able to raise the funds needed to get these urgent tools out the door, and crucially get them to every corner of the world, regardless of personal or national wealth.

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EU launches vaccine strategy: will it be global?

The European Commission proposed a new Vaccine Strategy for the EU. While the strategy at its core has the objective of securing the necessary volumes of a safe vaccine for EU citizens at a good price, the EC also expressed its commitment to make it accessible for all the regions of the world, in particular the most vulnerable countries who struggle to secure vaccines for their populations.

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Pandemic Action Network’s support for WHO statement

Pandemic Action Network believes that the world needs a strong World Health Organization both to stop this pandemic and to help ensure every country are better prepared to manage future pandemic threats.  No country is safe from pandemics until every country is safe. 

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GPMB to World Leaders: Now Will You Listen?

 In their inaugural report one year ago, the GPMB warned of the risk of a high impact, respiratory pathogen that could quickly spread around the globe.  Now in their latest report with a starker cover and a sterner title and narrative―much like parents admonishing their delinquent teenagers―the current and former global health elders that make up the GPMB are wagging their fingers and telling world leaders: you’re out of chances.

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Advice to the Independent Panel on Preparedness and Response

Pandemic Action Network co-founder Carolyn Reynolds joins Steve Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director of the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, to provide advice to the Panel on how it can have the most impact on making the world safer from pandemics.

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World Mask Week Sparks Global Movement

Leaders and people around the globe and across sectors unite around the importance of mask wearing to slowing the pandemic   When the Pandemic Action Network, WHO, Africa CDC, CDC and CDC Foundation, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Facebook, Google, Global Citizen

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Why Masks Matter

The Pandemic Action team has released a briefing on Why Masks Matter, detailing the growing evidence that wearing a mask or face covering can help slow the spread of the disease and save lives – especially when paired with handwashing, social distancing and when governments introduce effective test and trace policies.

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