COVID-19

Global Fund and Partners Unite for Equitable Access to COVID-19 Tools

24 April 2020

The Global Fund joins global health partners in a landmark collaboration to accelerate the development, production and equitable global access to safe, quality, effective, and affordable COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines, and thus ensure that in the fight against COVID-19, no one is left behind.

We must simultaneously and urgently accelerate the strengthening of sustainable systems for health and capacities to enable delivery of the new COVID-19 tools to those who need them and to mitigate the knock-on impact on other diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.

The world is facing an unprecedented global health emergency, but we have proven that when the world unites, we can drive the deadliest infectious diseases into retreat. Now is the time to work together in unprecedented and inclusive partnership with all stakeholders – governments, public and private sector partners, global health organizations, civil society, academia, communities and all other stakeholders across society – jointly leveraging our comparative strengths and respective voices to drive towards collective solutions, an accelerated path, and access for all. We are stronger, faster and more effective working together.

In collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CEPI, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Unitaid, Wellcome Trust, the World Bank and the World Health Organization, the Global Fund joins in a commitment to #UniteToFight.

Commitment

  1. We commit to the shared aim of equitable global access to innovative tools for COVID-19 for all.
  2. We commit to an unprecedented level of partnership – proactively engaging stakeholders, aligning and coordinating efforts, building on existing collaborations, collectively devising solutions, and grounding our partnership in transparency, and science.
  3. We commit to create a strong unified voice to maximize impact, recognizing this is not about singular decision-making authority, but rather collective problem-solving, interconnectedness and inclusivity, where all stakeholders can connect and benefit from the expertise, knowledge and activities of this shared action-oriented platform.
  4. We commit to build on past experiences towards achieving this objective, including ensuring that every activity we undertake is executed through the lens of equitable global access, and that the voices of the communities most affected are heard.
  5. We commit to be accountable to the world, to communities, and to one another. We are coming together in the spirit of solidarity, and in the service of humanity, to achieve our mission and vision.