Last month, at the close of the G7 summit in Cornwall, England, G7 leaders
announced a collective agreement to provide 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine
to the emerging world.
Since then, countries have been announcing donations of millions of surplus
Although considered insufficient to tackle the challenge ahead of delivering at
least 2 billion doses by the end of the year, those donations are welcome and
require urgent logistics.
Coupled with the efforts to increase the supply
and production at short notice for the poorest nations, they could help curb
the spread of the virus by early 2022.
As emerging economies gear up for the next wave of COVID-19 vaccine shipments,
countries and experts need to share and exchange on what works and why.
Join our panelists on Thursday 29 July as they share their experience and
discuss COVID-19 vaccine procurement and distribution in emerging economies.
- Jaqueline Escotero, Regional Vice President, LATAM, World Courier
- Maricel Castro, Technical Officer for EPI, World Health Organization
- Uchenna Chidi-Anene, Client Relations Manager, Africa Medical Supplies Platform
- Remo Hanselmann, Managing Director, South Africa & Kenya, World Courier
- Dr Rosana Richtmann, Infectious Disease Physician from Emílio Ribas Institute, Director of the Immunization Committee from the Brazilian Society of Infectious Disease and PhD by Freiburg University, Germany
What you will learn from this event:
- Setting the stage: Emerging economies need more vaccines and need it faster
- Case study: COVID-19 vaccine distribution in West Africa
- Requirements: What do the countries and health systems need to plan for?
- Failings to avoid: Ensuring a scalable, reliable and secure supply chain.
- Next steps: What are the risks to identify and the key preventative actions needed to minimize disruptions?
There will also be the opportunity to share your views with a series of interactive polls and a Q&A at the end of the panel discussion. A recording will be sent to everyone who registers, so you can listen on-demand too.