An extraordinary response at an extraordinary moment

A mother of two, balancing paid and unpaid work, plays with her children at their home in New Delhi, India.
A mother of two, balancing paid and unpaid work, plays with her children at their home in New Delhi, India. ©Gates Archive/Saumya Khandelwal

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Global action to end the COVID-19 crisis

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, a well-coordinated global response is more important than ever. Drawing on insights from our broad array of partners, our foundation has identified a number of critical actions that can help stop the spread of the virus, help protect against future pandemics, and strengthen basic health systems around the world.
By Gargee Ghosh President, Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Health care worker supports routine immunization efforts in Damatru, Nigeria

Time to go big: Promoting an equitable economic recovery

Without the right investments in pandemic recovery, developing countries could lose a generation’s worth of progress in economic development.
By Gargee Ghosh President, Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Workers in Abuja, Nigeria, scan a box containing vials of a COVID-19 vaccine procured through COVAX, the vaccines pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, March 2, 2021.

One year in: Extraordinary achievement, powerful momentum, and still a shortfall for the ACT-Accelerator

The world must redouble its efforts to ensure global equity in COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and therapies.
By Mark Suzman Chief Executive Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation