VACCINE EQUITY: How do we get there?

The Lancet COVID-19 Commission
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the Lancet COVID-19 Commission and UNICEF Global Development Commons


Co-hosted by the Lancet COVID-19 Commission and UNICEF Global Development Commons


April 27, 2021 (Tuesday) | 12:00-1:15pm EDT




The Lancet COVID-19 Commission and its recent publication states that multilateral efforts must be made to intensify measures to minimize community transmission alongside rapid deployment of COVID-19 vaccines. This webinar will address the global priority that UNICEF has set forth in building a global movement for vaccine affordability, availability and equity as a contribution to overall strengthening of health systems and improved health outcomes for children.  UNICEF is among the lead agencies that is able to move massive shipments of vaccines to a number of countries.  We will hear from leading experts what the main problems are related to COVAX, its impact on children, and how to best address this through a multilateral approach.


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Opening Remarks:


  • Irwin Redlener, MDPediatrician and Director of Pandemic Resource and Response Initiative, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
  • Ronald Labonte, PhD, Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, Lancet COVID-19 Commission Task Force member
  • Etleva KadilliUNICEF Director of Supply Division


  • Uyen Kim Huynh, Innovation Specialist, Innovation, Learning & Uptake, UNICEF Evaluation Office
  • Maria Elena Bottazzi, Microbiologist, Associate Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

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