June 2021

Three units at Duke University and the COVID Collaborative, together with global health leaders from the Center for Global Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies and elsewhere, issued an “Open Letter to G7 Leaders: A G7 Action Plan to Ensure the World is Vaccinated Quickly and Equitably,” urging G7 leaders to share one billion to two billion vaccine doses to low- and middle-income countries by the end of 2021.  The leaders emphasized the urgent need to help countries distribute and deliver vaccines quickly and equitably across their populations, striving to achieve at least 60 percent, and ideally 70 percent, vaccination coverage in every country in 2022. With the endorsement of renowned global health experts, the coalition calls for and details a five-step G7 Action Plan “to assure the fastest possible path to access billions of doses of high-quality vaccines and ensure local capacity to deliver them.”

May 2021

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