More than 1 billion COVID vaccine doses have been administered worldwide. Yet, their roll-out has not been equitable. Development organisations need to meet this challenge. For them – and their communicators – the vaccine roll-out may be the best opportunity ever to show that international development co-operation works!
On 4 May, our DevCom Zooms In event focused on challenges and opportunities in communicating about the vaccine rollout. How can we demonstrate that our work is making a difference? And how can we link our stories on vaccines with broader narratives on global solidarity and international co-operation?
For insights, examples and inspiration, please check out the slide deck and reading list below.
further reading & VIEWING
Here are the main platforms to get info about vaccines equity:
- To learn more about the COVAX Facility, watch this video
- Track the global rollout of vaccines at Pandem-ic
- ACT-Accelerator partnership by the World Health Organization
Here are some strong campaigns on vaccines equity:
- #OnlyTogether by the UN
- Led by Global Citizen, the VAX LIVE concert will take place on 8 May.
- “Welcome to Pandemica – where you don’t have a shot.” (videos here)
Opinion pieces and research on vaccine equity and development co-operation after COVID-19:
- The G7 Must Act to Vaccinate the World by Gordon Brown, Winnie Byanyima, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Graça Machel, Ken Ofori-Atta, Mary Robinson, Kevin Watkins.
- A ‘shot in the arm’ for multilateral cooperation – why international public finance should step up its game for global vaccination by Mark Miller and Annalisa Prizzon.
- I Run the W.H.O., and I Know That Rich Countries Must Make a Choice by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines for developing countries: an equal shot at recovery by OECD.
- Event: Vaccine equity and resilience building: two tests for global solidarity by OECD.
- Rights for poor countries by Thomas Piketty.
- The International Community Has One Job: Getting COVID-19 Under Control by Amanda Glassman and Rachel Silverman.