Global COVID-19 Response

Initiatives

COVID Global Accountability Platform

Oct 19, 2021

COVID Collaborative and Duke University have launched the COVID Global Accountability Platform (COVID GAP). Collaborating with The Rockefeller Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and multiple supporters and data sources, COVID GAP is an independent, external accountability hub to track global progress on targets and commitments, including from the Global COVID-19 Summit, and to generate insights and recommendations to translate commitments and targets into life-saving action.

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Framework for Global Action

Sep 10, 2021

COVID Collaborative, Center for Global Development, three units of Duke University, and the Pandemic Action Network have released a Framework For a Global Action Plan for COVID-19 Response to encourage World Leaders to take the steps needed to end the pandemic. The seven-point framework was endorsed by almost 40 leading organizations and global health experts.

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Global Summit to End COVID-19

Sep 01, 2021

A coalition of 80 global leaders and over 25 organizations across corporate, philanthropic, civil society, advocacy, academic, and health sectors have called on world leaders attending the UN General Assembly to convene a global summit to ignite an urgent global action plan to end the pandemic. The call to action was coordinated by the COVID Collaborative, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke Global Health Innovation Center, Duke Global Health Institute, and the Pandemic Action Network.

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US Emergency Plan for Global COVID-19 Relief

Aug 03, 2021

COVID Collaborative, Center for Global Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Duke - Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke Global Health Innovation Center, and renowned global health experts, have come together to issue an open letter and corresponding report urging US leadership to address global vaccine inequity.

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US Leadership and Global Vaccine Inequity

Jun 07, 2021

COVID Collaborative, Center for Global Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Duke - Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke Global Health Institute, and Duke Global Health Innovation Center have come together to call for increased US leadership in addressing global vaccine inequity. As part of this work, we have issued open letters to G7 leaders and the Biden administration and Congress urging immediate action.

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Resources

Press

Why 2022 Is the Year We Learn to Live With COVID-19

Hopes of eliminating COVID-19 in the U.S. through vaccine-generated herd immunity are now dashed. Instead, with the rapid spread of the highly infectious Omicron variant, we need to focus on 2022 as the year that in the U.S. will usher in a new era of “living with the virus.”

Steven Phillips Image credit: Angela Weiss/AFP

The COVID crisis: Past, present, and future

Since the late winter of 2019, the world has been consumed and transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the rise and waning of variants and successive waves of infection, together with the rollout of vaccines around the world and some associated hesitancy related to them, now is a good time to take stock of what we’ve experienced, what we’ve gotten right and wrong about the virus, and what the future might hold.

John Bridgeland, Carlos del Rio, Deval Patrick

The next big bottleneck in the global vaccination effort

The world still needs more coronavirus vaccines, but an additional bottleneck has emerged in many low-income countries: They need help getting shots in arms.

Caitlin Owens, Dave Lawler Image credit: Rae Cook VIA Axios

Namibia helps to launch Covid-19 inequality tracker

Namibia has joined France and other countries in launching the Covid Global Accountability Platform (Covid GAP), which will hold the world accountable for inequalities during the coronavirus pandemic.

Shelleygan Petersen

Duke University and COVID Collaborative Launch Global Accountability Platform to Accelerate Equitable COVID-19 Pandemic Response COVID GAP Seeks Collaborations Around the World

Duke University and COVID Collaborative Launch Global Accountability Platform to Accelerate Equitable COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Experts Call on World Leaders to Commit to a Global Plan of Attack on COVID at Summit

More Than 60 Leading Organizations Across Civil Society, Academia, Philanthropy, Health, and Social Enterprise Define a 6-Point Plan to End the Global COVID-19 Crisis

Pandemic Action Network

How a DGHI Vaccine Database Pushed Policymakers on Global Vaccinations

A Global COVID summit convened by the White House this week might not have happened without some timely Duke research data, made freely available when the world needed it most.

Gregory Phillips

Story

Pope urges COVID inoculations, says vaccines are humanity's friends

Pope Francis says getting the COVID-19 vaccine is ‘an act of love’

Pope Francis and several other members of the clergy appeared in a PSA promoting the COVID-19 vaccines. The PSA is from the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative in cooperation with the Vatican's Dicastery for Integral Human Development.

Monica Ryan, WJW, Nexstar Media Wire

Pope Francis Joins the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative's "It's Up To You" Campaign to Inspire Confidence in the COVID-19 Vaccines

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Pope Francis says getting the COVID-19 vaccine is ‘an act of love’

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Pope Francis Stars In Public Service Announcement For COVID Vaccinations

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Pope Francis says getting vaccinated is 'an act of love'

The Hill

Pope Francis urges people to get COVID-19 vaccine as "an act of love"

CBS News

In PSA, Pope Francis says getting vaccine is ‘act of love’

Diocese of Paterson

Pope Francis, Ad Council collaborate to promote COVID-19 vaccines in the Americas

The BC Catholic

Vaccination is an act of love, Pope Francis says in ad campaign

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Vaccination is an act of love

Herald Malaysia Online

Pope Francis, Ad Council collaborate to promote COVID-19 vaccines in the Americas

Pope Francis, along with six cardinals and archbishops from North, South, and Central America, worked in collaboration with the Ad Council to produce a public service announcement promoting COVID-19 vaccines.

AUTUMN JONES Image credit: CNS Screenshot/courtesy Ad Council

In PSA, Pope Francis says getting vaccine is ‘act of love’

Pope Francis, along with six cardinals and archbishops from North, South, and Central America, worked in collaboration with the Ad Council to produce a public service announcement (PSA) promoting COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccination is an act of love

When each individual makes a small act of charity, like getting the COVID-19 vaccine, every gesture added together can transform the world, Pope Francis said in a global ad campaign.

Image credit: Herald Malaysia Online

Pope Francis Joins the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative's "It's Up To You" Campaign to Inspire Confidence in the COVID-19 Vaccines

With a message of hope and unity, the Pope and six cardinals and archbishops from North, Central and South America are featured in a new PSA reaching global audiences.

Pope Francis urges people to get COVID-19 vaccine as "an act of love"

Pope Francis said getting the coronavirus vaccine was "an act of love" Wednesday, as the head of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics joined a campaign to boost confidence in COVID-19 shots.

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Pope Francis says getting vaccinated is 'an act of love'

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is “a simple yet profound way to care for one another, especially the most vulnerable,” Pope Francis said in a new public service announcement.

Christian Spencer Image credit: VIA Getty

Pope Francis Stars In Public Service Announcement For COVID Vaccinations

Pope Francis is making history as the first pontiff to ever appear in a public service announcement by lending his presence to an international campaign from the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Phil Hall Image credit: VIA AD COUNCIL

Vaccination is an act of love, Pope Francis says in ad campaign

When each individual makes a small act of charity, like getting the COVID-19 vaccine, every gesture added together can transform the world, Pope Francis said in a global ad campaign.

Carol Glatz Image credit: Courtesy of Ad Council

Pope Francis says getting the COVID-19 vaccine is ‘an act of love’

Pope Francis and several other members of the clergy appeared in a PSA promoting the COVID-19 vaccines.

Monica Ryan, WJW, Nexstar Media Wire

Covid-19 vaccination: What India can learn from the U.S. experience

Vaccination is the surest way of saving lives and bringing the Indian economy back on track.

Frank F. Islam Image credit: FEMA

Beyond ample supply, hurdles abound in the race to vaccinate the globe

"The U.S. should follow the President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) model to generate a U.S. initiative to build vaccination capacity, and the U.S. should call a high-level conference to address vaccine distribution and delivery challenges ahead of the U.N. general assembly meeting in September."

Mark McClellan, Krishna Udayakumar, Michael Merson AND Gary Edson Image credit: Getty Images

U.S. Global Health Experts Urge G7 Action to Vaccinate the World Quickly and Equitably

Open Letter to G7 leaders proposes a five-point action plan - including sharing of at least one billion doses worldwide this year and striving to vaccinate at least 60% of every country's population in 2022.

COVID Collaborative

The U.S. has promised 80 million vaccine doses to other countries. Experts say it isn’t nearly enough.

"The United States is under pressure to do more to vaccinate the world against Covid-19."

Daniel E. Slotnik and Sheryl Gay Stolberg Image credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Global experts urge Biden to take five steps to help vaccinate the world

Global policy experts Monday called on President Biden to designate a single coordinator for the U.S. international virus response and take four other specific steps to address worldwide vaccine shortfalls.

Jennifer Hassan, Paul Schemm, and Brittany Shammas Image credit: Andy Rain/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Biden Dips Into U.S. Vaccine Supply to Send 20 Million Doses Abroad

"President Biden’s pledge to ship out doses that could have been used domestically was a step toward a global campaign, but activists say much more is needed."

Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Daniel E. Slotnik Image credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Amid growing pressure, Biden announces plans to distribute more COVID-19 vaccines worldwide

President Joe Biden announced on Monday that the US would make 20 million additional vaccines available for other countries by the end of June from its reserves of Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson shots.

Elana Gordon

US should pledge to create partnerships for cost-sharing, co-investment to end Covid vaccine crisis

Pressure is mounting on rich nations, like the US to urgently address the global Covid-19 vaccine crisis and worldwide inequities in the availability of vaccines.

Rupali Mukherjee Image credit: Representative Image

Why America’s Next Covid Push Should Be Outside America

Helping the rest of the world get vaccinated isn’t just a humanitarian issue — it’s a national security imperative.

Mark McClellan, Krishna Udayakumar, Micael Merson, and Gary Edson Image credit: Anindito Mukherjee/Getty Images

How Philanthropy Can Support Equitable Vaccine Distribution

Four ways philanthropy can effectively partner with governments to support equitable vaccination distribution and ensure that more individuals are vaccinated against COVID-19.

Kathleen Kelly Janus Image credit: Kathleen Hayden

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