Papers, Publications, & Other Resources

COVID GAP Accountability Report: May 2022 Issue 1

May 11, 2022: COVID GAP Accountability Report

The global response to COVID-19 has evolved over the past two years, with some notable achievements balanced by continued challenges. The global pandemic response now faces additional headwinds – along with growing pandemic fatigue and complacency in many high-income countries, the crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is causing a further shift of attention and resources. Though there has been significant progress over the past six months, especially on vaccine supply, much more work remains to be done.

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April 28, 2022: Seizing the Moment: Global Action to End the COVID-19 Crisis and Prevent the Next Pandemic

Eleven leading health organizations from around the world released a joint declaration highlighting urgent, actionable priorities to update the post-Omicron COVID-19 strategy for a more equitable and effective global pandemic response. The joint report, Seizing the Moment: Global Action to End the COVID-19 Crisis and Prevent the Next Pandemic, synthesizes the perspectives of diverse speakers — who were joined by over 400 participants from around the world — to identify top priorities to meet global needs at this stage of the pandemic and to build stronger, more resilient, and equitable systems for the future.

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Abril 28, 2022: Aprovechemos el Momento: Acción global para poner fin a la COVID-19 y prevenir la siguiente pandemia

Once organizaciones de salud líderes de todo el mundo publicaron una declaración conjunta que destaca las prioridades urgentes y procesables para actualizar la estrategia post-Omicron COVID-19 para una respuesta global más equitativa y efectiva a la pandemia. El informe conjunto, Aprovechando el momento: Acción global para poner fin a la crisis de COVID-19 y prevenir la próxima pandemia, sintetiza las perspectivas de diversos oradores, a quienes se unieron más de 400 participantes de todo el mundo, para identificar las principales prioridades para satisfacer las necesidades globales. en esta etapa de la pandemia y construir sistemas más fuertes, resilientes y equitativos para el futuro.

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March 30, 2022: The Path Forward: A Post-Omicron Strategy for the Global COVID-19 Response

At this pivotal moment, the world’s response to the pandemic must shift from emergency crisis management to a sustainable control strategy. This strategy should help to build resilient health systems with capabilities to address potential future COVID-19 outbreaks and other public health threats. A new COVID GAP report, The Path Forward: A Post-Omicron Strategy for the Global COVID-19 Response, identifies four actions that can be taken by national leaders, donors, multilateral organizations, and global public health organizations to shift the global strategy.

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March 3, 2022: While vaccines remain a critical aspect of global pandemic response, COVID GAP emphasizes in its new report, Pills to People: Accelerating Equitable Global Access to Oral Therapeutics for COVID-19, the vital need for a “vaccination plus” strategy that expands the COVID arsenal to include oral treatments.

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On 13 December 2021, the COVID Global Accountability Platform (COVID GAP, led by Duke University and COVID Collaborative), WHO, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, co-hosted a joint global convening on vaccination challenges. This collaboration is bringing together leaders from around the world to co-design and catalyze solutions that can accelerate global pandemic response. This report summarizes insights and recommendations from that convening, and also draws on learnings from national, regional, and global vaccination efforts over the past year, particularly those led by WHO and UNICEF through COVAX Country Readiness and Delivery (CRD) activities and by Africa CDC and the African Union.

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November 18, 2021: This initial report, released by COVID GAP, focuses on steps that the G7/EU countries can take immediately to meet the urgent challenge of reaching 40 percent vaccination coverage in every country by the end of 2021 – a critical milestone to ending the pandemic everywhere.

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The COVID GAP Framework

COVID Global Accountability Platform (COVID GAP): Partnering to Establish an Independent Accountability Hub for Global COVID-19 Pandemic Response

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