Second Global COVID-⁠19 Summit co-hosted by United States as first COVID Summit Chair, Belize, as CARICOM Chair; Germany, holding the G7 Presidency; Indonesia, holding the G20 Presidency; and Senegal as African Union Chair on 12 May 2022

The Second Global COVID-19 Summit, aimed at redoubling collective efforts to end the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for future health threats, will build on the themes and commitments made at the first Summit and will place an emphasis on supporting locally-led solutions to both immediate and long-term challenges, including:

  • Getting shots into arms;
  • Deploying tests and treatments, especially for the highest-risk populations;
  • Expanding and protecting the health workforce and minimizing disruptions to routine and essential health services;
  • Enhancing access to medical countermeasures, including research and development and scaling and diversifying local and regional manufacturing; and
  • Generating sustainable financing for pandemic preparedness, health security, and health systems

As civil society and community representatives to the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A), we share key priorities to be addressed in the COVID-19 response and future pandemic preparedness and response mechanisms in our statement here and our own commitments to the COVID-19 response here. A video of our commitments can also be found here.