In addition to the severe economic and social disruptions generated by COVID-19, the world now faces dangerous inequality in the access to and distribution of vaccines to populations in developing countries. Access to healthcare has always been a global challenge, but the requirement to expeditiously deliver billions of COVID vaccines in countries with limited hard and soft infrastructure requires a new scale of public-private partnership. One of the most critical areas to achieving success in vaccine delivery will be the development and mobilization of new financing and risk mitigation tools that protect and support the vaccines and the companies that are called upon to deliver and administer them. Developing working capital finance facilities, insurance and other risk mitigation tools, and the harnessing of technology and data will be key to closing existing gaps in COVID response health delivery for COVAX and beyond, as well as improving preparedness for future global health challenges.
This Concordia Live — as part of our webinar series which brings together leaders from across the public and private sectors to address the most pressing issues of our time — will feature representatives from various sectors to discuss the importance of developing finance and risk mitigation policies and structures that enable and enhance global health delivery.