Month archive: August, 2020

This is how we can counteract vaccine nationalism

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, national governments have been scrambling to secure treatments and vaccines that are currently in development. These efforts, being dubbed the relatively new term ‘vaccine nationalism’, will ultimately hamper equitable access to much needed COVID-19 technologies. Countries should rather embrace a Technology Access Pool (C-TAP), says global health advocate Tom Buis in his new article in MBt magazine.

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The Global Financing Facility at five: time for a change?

Where does the Global Financing Facility and its ambitions and objectives stand today, five years after its implementation in multiple countries? In their commentary article in the Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters Journal, Lisa Seidelmann (former Wemos), Myria Koutsoumpa (Wemos), Frederik Federspiel (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, The People’s Fund for Global Health and Development) and Mit Philips (Médecins Sans Frontières) look into the GFF’s operations and governance over the past years, and ask: is it time for a change?

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