|Author (Corporate)||Cardiff EDC|
|Content Type||News, Overview|
Information and reports on the Coronavirus Global Response, which is an online initiative moderated by the European Commission aimed at gathering funds to ensure the collaborative development and universal deployment of diagnostics, treatments and vaccines against COVID-19.
The Coronavirus Global Response builds on the commitment made by G20 leaders on 26 March 2020. One month later, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and an initial group of health actors launched a collaboration for the accelerated development, production and equitable global Access to COVID-19 Tools - the ACT Accelerator. Together, they issued a call for action.
The European Commission responded to the call by joining forces with global partners to host a pledging event - the Coronavirus Global Response Initiative. This virtual fundraiser was launched on 4 May 2020 and was set to last throughout the month. It was soon reported that after the first few hours, the event had already managed to raise around €7.4 billion. It was also highlighted my media outlets that the United States did not take part in this international effort.
On 28 May, the Commission launched a new campaign in the framework of the Coronavirus Global Response, named Global Goal: Unite for Our Future. A Global Pledging Summit was held 0n 27 June, which resulted in mobilising a further €6.15 billion in additional funding to help develop and ensure equitable access to coronavirus vaccines, tests and treatments.
|Subject Categories||Culture, Education and Research, Health|
|Subject Tags||Public Health|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|