COVID GAP Accountability Report Issue 20

February 16, 2023: COVID GAP Accountability Report Issue 20

Key Changes and Insights Since Previous Report:

  • The Pandemic Fund Governing Board has approved $300 million in financing for the first round of funding. The first round will prioritize projects that focus on strengthening disease surveillance and early warning laboratory systems, and health workforce capacity.

  • The WHO has released the zero draft of pandemic treaty (WHO CA+) which will be discussed in Geneva from Feb. 27 to March 3. The draft does not include any mechanism for independent accountability and oversight mechanisms are set to be discussed at the first meeting of the governing body.

  • Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate has been selected as GAVI’s next CEO.

  • The Global Fund has awarded an additional $320 million in funding towards pandemic preparedness and response through the COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM). Since December 2022, the Global Fund has awarded $867 million through C19RM for pandemic preparedness and response activities.