Sarah Steingrüber, U4 Affiliate Expert, Independent Global Health Consultant & Coordinator of the CATCH Alliance
Who is this webinar for?
Health and anti-corruption practitioners, activists, researchers, and policymakers.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the medical and scientific communities have focused on identifying medicines to treat Covid-19 patients and developing vaccines to achieve immunity. In 2020, the World Health Assembly called on all parties to guarantee universal access to Covid-19 vaccines. The recent proposal for an international treaty on pandemics builds on this commitment.
Nonetheless, progress on rolling out Covid-19 vaccines has been slow and uneven. Not only are poorer countries paying higher prices for the same Covid-19 vaccines than high-income countries, but they are also struggling to secure much-needed doses at a faster rate.
How can we secure more transparency and accountability across all key points of the Covid-19 vaccine value chain? In this virtual roundtable, we draw from experiences from different experts in the field to discuss how to improve transparency and accountability in areas such as, research and development, procurement and contracting, and distribution.