Duke University and Covid Collaborative Launch Global Accountability Platform To Accelerate Equitable Covid-19 Pandemic Response

Duke University and Covid Collaborative Launch Global Accountability Platform To Accelerate Equitable Covid-19 Pandemic Response
10.19.21
Covid GAP Seeks Collaborations Around the World
Washington, DC—Nearly two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, the global response continues to be slow, fragmented, and inequitable. The widening gap between vaccine haves and have-nots around the world has prolonged the pandemic, worsened global inequality, risked the emergence of new viral variants that could evade vaccine immunity, and confronted countries with very different prospects for pandemic and economic recovery. In response, Duke University and the Covid Collaborative are launching the Covid Global Accountability Platform (Covid GAP), an independent initiative that aims to provide evidence-based tracking, insights, and recommendations that collectively help hold the world to account to meet pressing needs, deliver on commitments, and accelerate the end of the pandemic…

To achieve its goal, Covid GAP is collaborating with The Rockefeller Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and multiple stakeholders and data sources to:
build strong partnerships and collaborations with organizations and individuals in low- and middle-income countries and empower local leaders through evidence-driven insights to prioritize and access urgently needed resources;
analyze vaccine production, contracting and delivery, as well as dose donations and countries’ vaccination capabilities and demand, along with actual vaccinations, and link these analyses to actionable recommendations to accelerate progress;
identify and address the need for other critical interventions, including testing, therapies, oxygen, and personal protective equipment (PPE); and
track commitments and targets for future pandemic preparedness.

Across these efforts, Covid GAP will identify critical needs for additional data transparency from the public and private sectors, including high-income countries and manufacturers, and will seek to unlock additional data to enable stronger, more coordinated, and more equitable global response and decision-making…