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COVID-19, the Challenge of Immunisation and Spain's Contribution


In the coming months the international community faces the triple challenge of developing a vaccine against COVID-19, making sure it reaches all the populations who need it and paying for the whole process in the middle of an unprecedented economic and social impact.

Two public-private initiatives, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, offer the chance to ensure universal, affordable access to this vaccine in record time, including for middle and low-income countries.

Spain has the opportunity and the responsibility to make a decisive contribution to this effort, by spearheading the European position to be decided at the summit on 4th May and supporting a new model of international cooperation for public health.

Document written by the ISGlobal Policy & Global Development team.