Achieving Global Vaccine Equity for COVID-19

Achieving Global Vaccine Equity for COVID-19

A Virtual Conversation with Tahir Amin, LLB, Dip. LP, Jennifer Kates, PhD, MPA, and David Robinson, PhD, moderated by Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD


Policy Priorities to Address Global Vaccine Distribution and Supply Gaps

The second wave of COVID-19 in India and other low- and middle-income countries has highlighted the tragic consequences of inequitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. As high-income countries achieve higher vaccination coverage, limited access to vaccines in low- and middle-income countries can lead to substantial loss of life and make it much harder to bring an end to the pandemic. Join our expert panel as they discuss what the U.S. and other wealthy nations can do in the short-term to increase global access to COVID-19 vaccines, and how the U.S. must alter its response to meet current COVID-19 needs and future pandemic preparedness goals.

Co-sponsored by the Penn Development Research Initiative (PDRI).

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Tahir Amin, LLB, Dip. LP
Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director, I-MAK


Jennifer Kates, PhD, MPA
Senior Vice President and Director of Global Health and HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation


David Robinson, PhD
Deputy Director, Vaccine Development & Surveillance – CMC and Polio Product Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD (moderator)
Associate Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine



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