Over a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic and the establishment of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A), questions about future pandemic preparedness responses are dominating global public health discussions. The ACT-A recently undertook a review for the stated purpose of potentially extending its mandate until the end of 2022, primarily on the basis of an assessment of performance against stated goals, with the final report, ‘ACT-Accelerator Strategic Review’ published on 8 October 2021.
The review was conducted by Dalberg, who executed the report in line with the Terms of Reference (ToR) with efforts to ensure the civil society and community representatives to ACT-A were consulted through interviews, focus groups and written submissions. However the nature and scope of this review developed by ACT-A partners has neglected fundamental questions and lacked adequate time for public consultation with stakeholders impacted by ACT-A.
The Platform for ACT-A Civil Society and Community Representatives publish the following statement in response to the strategic review.
The full statement can be found here.