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As 2020—considered a year of reckoning by many—comes to a close, nearly 70 countries, international organizations, and NGOs have joined the Global Health Security Agenda to improve cooperation and preparedness against global health threats. CGD experts are working to assess global pandemic preparedness and financing, and in particular how outbreaks will and are affecting low- and middle-income countries—including in Africa—with already-stretched health systems. Drawing upon our work on strengthening health systems and lessons from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we’ve presented ideas and proposals on how global institutions and countries can better respond to COVID-19 and prepare for the future.
In the race for a COVID-19 vaccine, CGD experts are providing evidence needed to ensure vaccines are manufactured at scale, prioritized for vulnerable groups, and accessible to all. You can generate your own estimates for when a vaccine could be approved and available in our new tool.