UNICEF’S role in accelerating equitable access to COVID-19 tools

An investment opportunity for the private and public sectors.

Viet Nam. Doses of the COVID-19 vaccine arrive at an airport.
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Right now – today, and for the next year – we can, and must, continue to make history together by helping to end the COVID-19 pandemic everywhere. Since COVID-19 vaccines became available, UNICEF has been engaging to promote vaccine uptake and infection prevention and control behaviours, together with governments and communities, and with support from donors and partners around the world.

UNICEF’s COVID-19 response contributes to the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A), a global collaboration bringing together governments, scientists, businesses, civil society, philanthropists and global health organizations. For 2022, collectively the ACT-A partners are seeking US$23.4 billion for this response. UNICEF’s role to support ACT-A requires $4.8 billion.

With the global pandemic far from over, timing is critical – our collective actions this year will help end this pandemic and set us on the path to recovery and building back better. To be part of this historic moment, now is the time to invest.

 

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