Dear colleagues and partners,
COVID-19 vaccine inequity will have a lasting and profound impact on socio-economic recovery in low- and lower-middle income countries without urgent action to boost supply, share vaccines and ensure they’re accessible to everyone now.
This is according to new data released on 22 July 2021 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the University of Oxford Blavatnik School of Government as part of the launch of the Global Dashboard on COVID-19 Vaccine Equity.
Designed to empower policy makers and development partners to act quickly to reduce COVID-19 vaccine inequity, the Global Dashboard for COVID-19 Vaccine Equity breaks down the impact of accessibility against a target for countries to vaccinate their at risk populations first to reduce mortality and protect the health system and then move on to vaccinating larger shares of the population to reduce disease burden and re-open socio-economic activity.
🆕 Read the press release: Vaccine inequity undermining global economic recovery (available in English | French | Spanish)
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Launched July 2021