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What Does the Future of Global Health Financing Look Like?
November 28, 2023
Join us to discuss the future of global health financing within the broader global health architecture. The event will bring together key voices from the Future of Global Health Initiatives (FGHI) process, which has convened a group of countries, global health leaders, and experts to reflect on how ...
Deciding the Fate of Billions: What’s Next for Gavi’s Unspent COVAX Funds?
December 04, 2023
In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gavi faces an unprecedented situation. Billions of dollars that it raised back in 2022 for COVAX—the global effort to provide COVID-19 vaccines to lower-income countries—remain unspent. These resources are substantial, exceeding the entire annual budget of ...
Gavi 6.0: A New Era for Global Immunization
December 01, 2023
When Gavi’s board meets in Accra, Ghana, next week, advancing discussions on a new five-year strategic period, known as “Gavi 6.0,” will be a top agenda item. But conversations about Gavi’s future direction are also taking place against the backdrop of a leadership transition and a rapidly changing ...
The Role of Regulation in Advancing African Vaccine Manufacturing: Policy Options for Gavi
November 29, 2023
Regulation plays a vital role in ensuring the quality, safety, and efficacy of vaccines—and a strong regulatory system is key to successfully expanding vaccine manufacturing. The Gavi Secretariat is currently fine-tuning the design of a new Advance Market Commitment (AMC)—a financial mechanism to su...
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...
Learning from the Pandemic: Making the Most of Genomic Surveillance in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
November 15, 2023
During the COVID-19 pandemic, whole genomic sequencing (WGS)-based surveillance played a key role in identifying variants of concern, investigating their spread and transmissibility, and facilitating the design and optimization of medical countermeasures, including diagnostic tools and vaccines. How...
Strong Regional Coordinating Centres are Essential for a Sustainable Africa CDC
November 06, 2023
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) was founded in 2017 to address the continent’s public health challenges and strengthen the capacity of member state’s own public health institutions to prevent and respond to public health threats. Central to achieving this mission i...
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Colombia’s Health Reform Legislation: The Roadblocks and Disagreements Ahead
October 04, 2023
9:30—10:30 AM ET / 2:30-3:30 PM BST
Towards Universal Health Coverage: How Will the New Health Impact Investment Platform Move the Needle?
September 28, 2023
Achieving universal health coverage (UHC) requires strong primary health care systems—which, in turn, requires adequate financing. The United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on UHC earlier this fall reiterated the importance of primary care and UHC as global priorities. However, funds to...
Five Proposals for a New Era in UK Global Health Policy
September 27, 2023
The UK is, hopefully, coming out of its nadir in international development. This is marked by planned rises in development spend, an ambitious new international development white paper, a supportive Minister, and a new parliament in 2024. But before considering any proposal, future governments with ...