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