Ending the Pandemic: The Road to an Inclusive Recovery

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Ending the Pandemic: The Road to an Inclusive Recovery

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The World Bank convened global and regional leaders, along with representatives of the private sector, civil society, and youth to make a powerful case for more equitable access to vaccines for developing countries and emphasize the importance of strong health systems to successful vaccine deployment and better pandemic preparedness.

Heads of organizations leading the Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccines, Therapeutics and Diagnostics for Developing Countries shared their perspectives on ending the pandemic and building a truly inclusive recovery.

Mother and daughter in the Philippines talked about their experience with the pandemic, and we learned how the World Bank’s support has impacted the health systems and people in Cote d’Ivoire.

International Finance Corporation’s Managing Director led a conversation on the critical role the private sector plays in fighting the pandemic.

We heard from the Deputy Director of Africa CDC on the need for regional collaboration to combat the pandemic.

Civil society leaders shared what their organizations are doing to tackle the pandemic and what actions they expect from international organizations.

Finally, World Bank Group experts answered questions from the audience.

The event concluded with reflections from young people from around the world on what the vaccine means for them and their communities and what they look forward to doing once vaccinated.

Event Program

Moderated, dynamic discussion with the heads of organizations leading the Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccines, Therapeutics and Diagnostics for Developing Countries.

Conversation with private sector leaders on the key role of private sector in playing on vaccines for developing countries through the production and manufacturing of therapeutics, testing and vaccines essential for halting the spread.

  • Narender Mantena, Head of Global Strategy, Biological E. Limited / CEO, BE Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Strive Masiyiwa, African Union Special Envoy and coordinator of the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT)
  • Moderator: Makhtar Diop, MD IFC

Voices from civil society and youth.

Polls & Questions From the Audience

72 VOTES / Anonymous
How are international organizations helping poor countries obtain and distribute COVID vaccines?

59 VOTES / Anonymous
How do we achieve inclusive recovery after the COVID pandemic?

38 VOTES / Gladys
How can we confront misinformation about vaccines to protect life and global public health?

30 VOTES / Anon
You talk about transformations needed for health care systems in poor countries. What kind of transformations are needed?

26 VOTES / Kadigia Ali Mohamud
How do we vaccinate Africa's population if we do not have the exact information for the resident population in a territory?

Read the chat below!
Karolina Ordon

Thank you for joining today’s event. Big thanks to David Wilson and our other health experts who worked hard to answer your questions in multiple languages. We hope you found the event informative and valuable and that you will continue to support a safe vaccine roll-out in your community or country.
Tue, 10/12/2021 - 14:51
Karolina Ordon

Finally, we are letting young people from around the world share how they’ve been affected by the COVID19 pandemic, and how vaccines give them hope for the future.
Tue, 10/12/2021 - 14:49
Katie Malouf Bous

What will the World Bank do to lower prices and increase vaccine supply in low income countries? If it doesn't take urgent action on this, the Bank's crucial vaccine financing won't go very far, and will lead to terrible tradeoffs with other life saving investments, and could potentially increase indebtedness.
Tue, 10/12/2021 - 14:42
Karolina Ordon

The first question they tackle comes by video from a viewer in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “How has the World Bank Group organized itself so that developing countries can obtain affordable anti-Covid vaccines?”
Tue, 10/12/2021 - 14:36
Karolina Ordon

How to build robust health systems to deliver vaccines to everyone & secure resilient recovery from pandemic? World Bank Group experts: Mamta Murthi, World Bank Vice President Human Development, World Bank and Stephanie von Friedeburg, Senior Vice President, Operations, IFC are answering questions from the viewers.
Tue, 10/12/2021 - 14:35

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