To end the acute phase of the pandemic, a vaccine must be available everywhere — not only where it can be afforded. IFRC President Francesco Rocca explains why the Red Cross federation is calling for all governments to support the COVAX Facility.
Philippe Le Houérou, who steps down as head of the International Finance Corporation on Oct. 1, calls for continued civil society engagement to ensure accountability and the best solutions for local communities.
In mobilizing to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the world must come together to strengthen comprehensive health systems and maintain progress on global goals in health and beyond, according to this op-ed.
The world has two options, writes Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund: allowing progress on development to be sharply reversed or acting with speed and scale to invest far greater resources than have yet been committed.
The high variability in sex-disaggregated data is a major obstacle to both national analyses and intercountry comparisons, according to partners involved in the creation of a new, open-access COVID-19 dashboard on sex and gender.