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Dr Rahman and Peter Owiti remarks at 5th ACT-A Facilitation Council call for new collaborations on Test & Treat and a transformation and de-colonization of the vaccine response (March 2021)

The Facilitation Council of the Access to Covid Technologies Accelerator (ACT-A) met on March 23rd 2021. The agenda featured panels discussing issues holding us back on diagnostics and therapeutics and what is needed to scale-up vaccine supply to COVAX. Community and Civil Society Representatives to the ACT-A Council were able to make interventions during each

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

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

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

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

HSRC Strategy Update and Civil Society Participation

Following the launch of the updated ACT-A strategy, civil society and community representatives to the Health Systems and Response Connector (HSRC) (previously theHealth Systems Connector (HSC)) wrote a letter to the lead agencies highlighting critical additions to the HSRC strategy. A copy of the letter can be found here

More transparency, accountability and inclusion needed in ACT-A – Letter to ACT-A Leadership and Brief from CS and Community Representatives

On Monday February 22nd 2021, the Platform sent to the major actors within ACT-A a letter providing details about the changes civil society and communities are asking for in order to increase transparency and accountability in decision-making to ensure the ACT-A is more inclusive going forward. We have called for a new culture of transparency

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