As COVID-19 variants continue to surge around the world, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announces a new $150 million commitment to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and make the case for faster, more equitable vaccine access.
During the pandemic, our foundation has intensified its commitment to investing in researchers and innovation ecosystems in low- and middle-income countries. This includes the next generation of Grand Challenges grants: The Global Call to Action.
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.