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Statement on the ACT-Accelerator Strategic Review

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

Communities and Civil Society ACT-A Platform Long-term Consultancies

The Communities and Civil Society ACT-A Platform is seeking interested individuals for the following distinct roles:● Project Lead (0.8 FTE)● Platform Coordinator (0.8 FTE)● Pillar Focal Points (0.4 FTE x 4 positions – with the possibility of Focal Points having 2 roles) Vaccines/COVAX, Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Health Systems Connector Deadlines:Applications are due by June 23rd

June 9th Antigen RDT Letter to the WHO

Communities and Civil Society representatives in the ACT-A Diagnostics Pillar wrote to the Head of the WHO and others about the inequitable expansion of antigen rapid diagnostic tests (Ag RDT’s) use across the world with many global north countries regularly testing in workplaces, schools and even self-testing at home while the current WHO guidelines in

Nomination Process: Civil Society and Community Representatives to COVAX Manufacturing Taskforce

The Platform for Civil Society and Community Representatives to ACT-A and the Gavi CSO Steering Committee are currently inviting applications for representatives to the COVAX Manufacturing Taskforce. The Civil Society & Communities Representatives to the COVAX Manufacturing Taskforce will advocate the viewpoints and needs of NGOs and Communities within the taskforce, working closely with the

ACT-A Communities & Civil Society Representatives welcome the re-launch of the Covid-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP)

The Covid-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP) was recently relaunched and community and civil society representatives in ACT-A released a statement welcoming the re-launch and urging immediate support for C-TAP. Read the full statement which includes key asks of manufacturers, donors and governments to support, fund and operationalise C-TAP urgently here. The full statement is available

ACT-A Facilitation Council 6th Meeting (May 2021)

The ACT-A Facilitation Council held its 6th meeting on May 12th 2021. Dr Fifa Rahman and Peter Ngola O’witi spoke in their capacity as Communities and Civil Society representatives during the meeting; Dr Rahman on barriers and strategies for increasing uptake and use of COVID-19 tools at country level and Peter O’witi on COVAX manufacturing

Community and Civil Society Health Systems Connector Representatives Selected

During February and March, the Platform of Community and Civil Society Representatives in ACT-A co-leads (WACI Health, StopAIDS and GFAN) led an open and transparent process to identify and select permanent community and civil society representatives to the Health Systems Connector of the ACT-A. The Health System Connector (HSC) – also referred to as the

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