WHO, 37 nations launch alliance to share tools to tackle Covid-19 pandemic

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News: World Health Organization(WHO), 37 countries and multiple international partners and institutions have launched COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP) initiative.

Facts:

  • Aim: To make vaccines, tests, treatments and other health technologies to fight COVID-19 accessible to all.
  • Under this, WHO and partner countries have issued a Solidarity Call to Action to the global community to voluntarily share COVID-19 health technology related knowledge, intellectual property and data.
  • It will also serve as a sister initiative to the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator.

Additional Facts:

  • Access to COVID-19 Tools(ACT) Accelerator: It is a Global Collaboration led by WHO to speed up the development, production of COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines and ensure equal access to treatments for rich and poor.