We often think of infectious diseases in developed countries, such as Britain, as historical but this year the coronavirus pandemic has brought into stark relief the devastating effect that viruses
Joe CerrellIt took global cooperation to eradicate polio, and Britain should be proud of its achievements. It will take the same level of multilateralism and partnerships to find a way out of the pandemic.
It is clear that COVID-19 will persist much longer than anticipated. If countries do not take action soon to ensure the continuity of essential health services during the pandemic, the future death toll from communicable and noncommunicable diseases...
Joe CerrellBefore the pandemic, only half of the world's population had access to healthcare services.
#Covid has made this even worse.
Unless policy makers act now to invest in and secure essential services, we'll lose 25 years of progress.
Although it may be tempting for governments to use the current crisis as an excuse to cut foreign development spending, they should be doing exactly the opposite. The more support that developing and emerging economies have to weather the storm, the...
International Monetary Fund chief says global cooperation on coronavirus vaccine development is key to recovery.
Joe CerrellEquitable access is not only the right thing to do, it makes economic sense as well.
If vaccines are distributed fairly $9tn can be added to global income, aiding our global recovery and reducing inequality worldwide.
Six months after the first infections emerged in India, the virus now threatens to cause a spate of deaths from starvation
Joe CerrellAhead of tomorrow's #WorldFoodDay, here is a timely reminder of the devastating effect coronavirus is having on nutrition around the world, and why we can't lose focus on finding equitable approaches to end the pandemic.
Countries need to raise £27 billion to fund R&D and procure new medical technologies says former chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline
Joe CerrellBy intensifying multilateral efforts the #ACTAccelerator can provide
✅ 2bn vaccines
✅ 245m treatments
✅ 500m tests
Resources on that scale will change the course of the pandemic, saving countless lives, but we need to #ACTogether
COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker The COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker monitors policy measures enacted by governments worldwide to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, and highlights responses that have integrated a gender lens. It includes...
Joe CerrellThe pandemic has had a disproportionate affect on women. Yet, just 20% of countries implemented gender-sensitive measures in their #covid19 response.
This tool by @UN_Women & @UNDP allows us to understand where gender specific policies are still needed.
We must confront one of the most serious healthcare crises to hit the world in recent times as a global challenge, together, not as individual countries
Joe CerrellIf we don't confront this crisis together, we stand no chance of overcoming it.
The #ACTAccelerator is testament to what we can achieve working together & the tools it provides are vital in ending the pandemic.
A major non-profit health emergencies group has set up a global laboratory network to assess data from potential COVID-19 vaccines, allowing scientists and drugmakers to compare them and speed up selection of the most effective shots.
Joe CerrellGreat news in the fight against Covid. One of the biggest public health challenges in our lifetime calls for a fresh approach - and this global lab network set up by @CEPIvaccines could lead to the breakthroughs we need with vaccines.
Fair global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines will end the pandemic faster for everyone. So we want to know: do world leaders’ actions move us closer to, or further from, this outcome? Find out with ONE’s Vaccine Access Test.
Joe CerrellTo end the pandemic, we need to incentivise governments and companies to do as much as possible to ensure equitable vaccine access. That's why the @ONECampaign's #VaccinesAccessTest is so important.
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