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A Shot at Expanding Gavi’s Impact: Lessons Learned and Future Opportunities for Global Immunization Efforts
April 24, 2023
As World Immunization Week kicks off today, childhood vaccination remains among the most cost-effective uses of health spending. Significant progress has been made to expand global vaccine coverage. Yet, rates remain inequitable and highly variable—within countries but also across those in the same ...
Pandemic Proof: Making Sense of Medical Countermeasures
February 23, 2023
How can we ensure that medical countermeasures—such as diagnostics and vaccines—are ready to go at local, national, and global levels when the next pandemic emerges? Amanda Glassman speaks with Dr. Amadou Alpha Sall of Institut Pasteur of Dakar and Dr. Rachel Glennerster of the University of Chicago...
Opportunities and Challenges for the New Gavi CEO
February 13, 2023
During this long period of leadership stability, there has been enormous growth in Gavi’s funding and staffing, even through the stormy waters of COVID-19, with enough vaccines delivered to legitimately claim millions of lives saved. Dr. Pate will arrive with a strong financial base, the ability to ...
Developing an Omni-Channel Deployment Strategy for COVID-19 Oral Antivirals
December 14, 2022
Ensuring rapid and equitable access to effective oral COVID-19 therapies is essential to reducing health disparities from COVID-19 and building a better response system for future epidemics and pandemics. A multipronged strategy for medical countermeasures must include antivirals, monoclonal antibod...
Lessons from Expanding Access to COVID-19 Treatments in LMICs through Voluntary Licensing
December 14, 2022
Voluntary licensing agreements can be a powerful tool to facilitate global access to essential medicines—but without careful attention to their features, their impact on access in LMICs will be too little, too late.
Pandemic Proof: Seeking Equity in the COVID-19 Response
October 13, 2022
On this episode of Pandemic Proof, Dr. Ayoade Alakija, the World Health Organization’s Special Envoy for the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) and co-chair of the African Union’s African Vaccine Delivery Alliance, joins Javier Guzman to discuss global cooperation during health emergencies...
Pandemic Proof: Learning from COVID-19 in Latin America
September 15, 2022
Countries in Latin America were hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. On this episode of Pandemic Proof, Amanda Glassman welcomes Dr. Jarbas Barbosa da Silva Jr., candidate for Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), to the podcast to discuss impacts and lessons learned. Tog...
Vaccine Inequity Is Still Costing Lives and Money—With Implications for Future Pandemic Response
August 15, 2022
If there remains a need, and a clinical and economic rationale, for COVID-19 vaccination, why is vaccine inequity so persistent over time?
Pandemic Proof: A New Podcast from CGD on Pandemic Preparedness and Response
July 20, 2022
Get ready for Pandemic Proof, a new podcast from the Center for Global Development. Hosted by CGD's Amanda Glassman and Javier Guzman and featuring guests from around the world, Pandemic Proof will confront weaknesses in the global architecture for pandemic preparedness and response, and explore pol...
Containing Monkeypox: The Path Towards a More Equitable Response
June 14, 2022
Monkeypox has been around for decades, but it has been low priority for global and public health, despite a notable reemergence of the disease in West and Central Africa in 2017. Now, as the virus reaches 35 countries outside the West and Central African regions, the disease’s current dynamics are s...