Mobilising International Research to fight COVID-19
About The Webinar
Welcome to another episode of the ICCA COVID-19 Briefing – an interactive video series where we explore the economic and health implications of this coronavirus pandemic, and what must be done to ensure successful recovery for businesses big and small.
The World Health Organisation has recently launched its COVID-19 accelerator, a landmark global collaboration which brings together the public and private sector to accelerate development, production and equitable global access to new COVID-19 health technologies. Will this be a model for the future?
Additional reading – WHO Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator: launch annoucement (link), call to action (link), and EU pledging conference (link). As well as the ICC paper on “COVID-19 - Lessons for International Research Collaboration and Information Exchange (link).
During the webinar you will:
Learn the status of research on diagnostics, treatments and vaccines for COVID-19.
Hear about how the international private and public sector research is working together across the world to find timely solutions to tackle COVID-19.
Debate the challenges ahead and the possible solutions to ensure that the global R&D and governance framework is ready to develop, produce, and provide equitable global access to health technologies for COVID-19 and future health emergencies.
Director General, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA)
Dr Soumya Swaminathan
Chief Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO)
Director, Peace and Prosperity, ICC
Director of Production, ICC Academy