Global action to end the COVID-19 crisis

There is hard work to be done. Yet we share the belief that we can end the COVID-19 crisis, and we are confident that events such as the upcoming summit and emerging actions can enable a more effective global response. The Gates Foundation will continue to be a partner in this effort, by supporting country, regional, and global response frameworks, supporting lower-income countries in strengthening their capacity and coordination, and funding the development of new tests, treatments, and vaccines for equitable access worldwide.

For more on the path forward, read a recent post from our Co-chair Bill Gates.

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