‘This Summit follows the first Global COVID-19 Summit convened by the United States on September 22, 2021. In advance of the May 12 Summit, we are calling on world leaders, members of civil society, non-governmental organizations, philanthropists, and the private sector to make new commitments and bring solutions to vaccinate the world, save lives now, and build better health security — for everyone, everywhere.
‘…. urge all countries and stakeholders to pledge to take urgent actions to create the systems we need…’
‘… immediate and long-term challenges, including:
Getting shots into arms;
Deploying (military?) tests and treatments, especially for the highest-risk populations;
Expanding and protecting the health workforce and minimizing disruptions to routine and essential health services;
Enhancing access to medical countermeasures, including research and development and scaling and diversifying local and regional manufacturing; and
Generating sustainable financing for pandemic preparedness, health security, and health systems