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Accelerating Vaccine Manufacturing in Africa: Three Considerations for Gavi
November 15, 2023
One of the most salient lessons from the pandemic is the need to diversify manufacturing capabilities and bolster supply resilience to avoid a repeat of the slow and inequitable vaccine roll out in African countries. To turn this lesson into action, the Gavi Secretariat is rapidly advancing plans fo...
Six Recommendations to Improve the Market for Antimicrobials
September 21, 2023
The politics of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has changed substantially since we launched the first CGD working group on AMR in 2007. There is now much more awareness about the need to act, even if global solutions have not yet been implemented. Countries including the UK, Canada, and Japan have an...
The State Department’s New Global Health Security and Diplomacy Bureau: Out-of-the-Box Thinking to Streamline Key Functions
August 03, 2023
On August 1, 2023, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken launched the new Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy at the Acheson Auditorium in the State Department. Reorganizing government is unglamorous and rife with political hazards, but it has the potential to build a faster and better...
The G20 Needs to Address the Lack of Coordination in the Global Vaccine Supply Chain for Pandemic Preparedness
April 24, 2023
Despite the vivid challenges of the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world remains unprepared to manufacture and distribute vaccines for the next large health emergency or pandemic. Although the global response to COVID-19 has seen major advances in vaccine technology and distribution, it h...
How Can the US Accelerate Access to Oral Antivirals for COVID-19?
April 07, 2022
While oral antivirals are not a substitute for vaccination, they help prevent severe illness, save lives, and preserve health systems. Vaccination rates continue to lag in low-income countries: only 14 percent of the population in low-income countries has received one dose of the vaccine, compared t...
African Vaccine Manufacturing with EU support: Addressing Demand Uncertainties is Crucial for Success
February 15, 2022
Last week, the European Union and its member states placed a “European global health strategy” at the top of their shared agenda. And as part of the EU-Africa summit this week in Brussels, the EU is highlighting its support for regional manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccine via the African Union’s Partn...
20 Years of Breaking Boundaries and Bringing New Skillsets to Global Development
February 07, 2022