Global Vaccine Equity Committee
Since 2021, the IWG’s Global Vaccine Equity Committee has been collaborating across regions to advocate for the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. As the pandemic stretches to its third year, exacerbated by global vaccine inequity, we continue to advocate for equitable access to and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine technology, while expanding our scope of interest to include other emerging health crises affected by vaccine inequity like Monkeypox. We seek to promote vaccine equity by strengthening knowledge sharing and advocating for local and global leadership toward vaccine access and distribution.
“At the intersection of historical, social, economic, and racial injustices, the COVID-19 pandemic lifted a smokescreen to reveal our collective inability to address entrenched decay in global public health ecosystems. Global vaccine inequity is the canary in this coalmine, driven by colonial-era socio-economic and political orders. Whether the argument is ethical, economic, or epidemiological, we need to rise above vaccine injustice, if we are to be liberated from this pandemic.
As young professionals in health, we’re at a critical juncture, caught in the middle of geopolitical power-plays that test the noble ideals of equity and justice. We are uniquely positioned to hold leadership to higher standards and urge them to rebuild the broken systems we are inheriting, and to be directly involved in the process of re-imagining and shaping the future of these systems.”
– Another Code Red for Humanity: Global Vaccine Inequity, PLoS Global Health Blog
OUR WORK SO FAR
PLoS GlobalPublic Health Blog
In this blogpost, IWG Members Malvikha Manoj, Reiner Tamayo, Ghiwa Nasser Eddine, Magali Collonnaz, Marali Singaraju, Ramonde Patientia, Joy Muhia, Meg McCarty, Toluwani Oluwatola, Manik Inder Singh Sethi, Laura Neenan, and external collaborators raise a collective call to action to address global vaccine injustice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vaccine Equity Position Paper
This position paper, led by IWG Members Marali Singaraju, Satbir Kaur, and Juliana Aliberti, convened emerging professionals and technical experts across the world to emphasize the impact of COVID-19 vaccine injustic on vulnerable communities, with an eye on its cross-cutting consequences on young people (and future generations) around the world.
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