The ACT-Accelerator and Multilateral Leaders Task Force Global COVID-19 Access Tracker (GCAT) is a dynamic tool to transparently track progress towards the global targets for access to COVID-19 vaccines, treatments, tests and PPE.
- The top priority is to protect highest risk people with primary series and boosters
- Countries need support resolving unique bottlenecks, most commonly demand-side and health workforce challenges
- ACT-A requires additional funding to address these challenges
For greatest impact and equity it is crucial to prioritize vaccinating highest risk groups (healthcare workers and the elderly), as well as pregnant and immunocompromised groups.
Primary series coverageAbout 24% of highest risk people globally need to be vaccinated.
How to proceed
Identify key bottlenecks
69% of countries reported either of these as key bottlenecks:
Health workforce challenges
Improve country readiness
Doses can be delivered only after countries report being ready to accept them. 6.1 billion doses are currently secured and waiting to be shipped.
Accelerate vaccination rates
Continue to support low and lower middle income countries to increase the number of people they vaccinate in order to reach their own national targets.
Close the funding gap
$1.85 billion in funding is still neededFunding would be used toward relieving bottlenecks around demand challenges, health workforce challenges and much more. For a complete view, see the ACT-Accelarator Strategic Plan & Budget.
More funding needed
The diagnostics target is for all countries to achieve testing rates of 1 per 1,000 people per day in 2022. Testing is needed to identify disease hotspots and track the emergence of new, dangerous variants.
The therapeutics target is to treat all severe cases of COVID-19. Treatments, including medical oxygen, are needed for those severely affected by COVID-19 or to prevent those in at-risk groups from progressing to severe disease.
Protection of Health Workers
The target is to ensure that health and community care workers have the necessary personal protective equipment and training to apply appropriate infection prevention and control practices.
Collaboration and Partners
The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator and the Multilateral Leaders Task Force on Scaling COVID-19 Tools are groundbreaking global collaborations to accelerate development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines.
Launched at the beginning of the pandemic, these partnerships bring together governments, scientists, businesses, civil society, philanthropists, global health and finance organizations. The ACT-Accelerator agencies are the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CEPI, FIND Test Tracker, Gavi, The Global Fund, UNICEF, Unitaid, Wellcome, WHO, and the World Bank. The Multilateral Leaders Task Force comprises WHO, the WTO, the World Bank and the IMF.
These organizations have joined forces to speed up an end to the pandemic by supporting the development and equitable distribution of the tests, treatments and vaccines the world needs to reduce mortality and severe disease, restoring full societal and economic activity globally in the near term, and facilitating high-level control of COVID-19 disease in the medium term.
Partner's tools include IMF-WHO COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker.
There is no time to waste in the fight against COVID-19. No one is safe until everyone is safe.
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