Together with other global health leaders, Alan Donnelly, and Hatice Küçük Beton, Convener and Executive Director of the G20 Health and Development Partnership (G20HDP), share their perspectives and lessons learned from more than two years of the COVID-19 Pandemic in an interview with the Sabin Vaccine Institute in April 2022.
They highlight that we have to move away from a system in which rich countries chose to gift to low- and middle-income countries in moments of crisis and adopt a new financial architecture for pandemic preparedness that is inclusive, transparent and has accountability mechanisms in place. Alan says: “Our role as advocates is to absolutely knock on everyone’s doors as we’ve been doing for the last several years to make sure health is at the top of the political agenda”, ensuring that health is not treated in the same way as natural disasters.
A Financial Intermediary Fund for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response was established by the World Bank on June 30, 2022. Since 2019, the G20HDP has been advocating for a new and inclusive global health architecture and new financing mechanisms for health and is working closely with the key players to strengthen its governance, equity and accountability.
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