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A Global Opportunity to Combat Preventable Disease How to Use Covid-19 Infrastructure to Transform Public Health Worldwide

26 January 2022

Summary

• There should be an oversight body comprising the key partners in conjunction with scientific experts to ensure that the obligations of the parties are fulfilled in terms of the supply of vaccines and injectables, the best protocols for dosing and the necessary infrastructure in participating countries to allow effective use of supply. [...] Novel approaches, such as conducting biological monitoring in the event of a zoonotic-disease outbreak to assess the spread among the humans who made the initial contact with animals, are also now possible.20 The rapid diagnosis and identification of drug-resistant forms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, for example, will impact the control of that disease. [...] The failure of the Global North to share significant numbers of vaccine doses early in the pandemic, and the Global South’s reliance on manufacturing capacity primarily based in the United States, Europe, India and China, has created a renewed call for self-reliance in global health and international development among LMICs. [...] The governance structure for a global adult-vaccination programme should reflect this and should also include a scientific oversight committee comprising the key partners in conjunction with scientific experts; this oversight body would ensure that the obligations of the parties are fulfilled in terms of the supply of vaccines and injectables, the best protocols for dosing and the necessary infras. [...] There is increased political will for self-reliance in the Global South The failure of the Global North to share significant numbers of vaccine doses early in the pandemic, and the Global South’s reliance on manufacturing capacity primarily based in the United States, Europe, India and China, has created a renewed call for self-reliance in global health and international 28 A Global Opportunity to.

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