Coronavirus Global Response Pledging Event: To accelerate access to COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics
May 4, 2020
Grounded in a vision of a planet protected from human suffering and the devastating social and economic consequences of COVID-19, an initial group of global health actors has launched a landmark, global collaboration for the accelerated development, production and equitable global access to new COVID-19 essential health technologies.
The European Union is responding to this call by joining forces with France, Germany, Spain, Norway, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Saudi Arabia as the current G20 presidency and Italy as the future G20 presidency to host a pledging marathon – the Coronavirus Global Response Initiative – as of 4 May 2020.
The aim is to raise €7.5 billion in initial funding to kick-start the global cooperation.