VACCINE EQUITY: How do we get there?

The Lancet COVID-19 Commission
Global Development Commons
Global Development Commons (GDC)
Publication Year:
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
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 Eastern Time


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.


Watch the recording:


Opening Remarks:
  • 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, PhD, Innovation Specialist, Innovation, Learning & Uptake, UNICEF Evaluation Office
  • Maria Elena Bottazz, PhD, Microbiologist, Associate Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine



Suggested Articles

Education+2 more topics
ReAL is a toolkit for assessing children’s learning outcomes remotely, focussing on foundational literacy and numeracy, and Social and Emotional Learning, drawing from existing SC tools. This tool is for remote use where enumerators can’t assess children in person. It can be administered by...