Following the Ebola crisis and the regulatory hurdles faced by the international community for an effective response, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) was launched in 2017. CEPI’s mission is to prevent epidemics by supporting the development of vaccines against diseases with epidemic potential in cases where market incentives fail and to support the capability to respond to novel pathogens with rapid vaccine development if needed. CEPI has promoted access to epidemic vaccines to ensure the right vaccines are accessible to all people. CEPI has invited consultation on its revision of its Equitable Access policy paper with a wide range of stakeholders with the following objectives: accelerate the process from development to delivery of quality vaccines, and establish effective procurement mechanisms for vaccines to all populations, and has very recently published its revised policy.
Julie will present Achieving Equitable Access to Vaccines: From Policies to Provisions. She will discuss the challenges of achieving equitable access to vaccines in preparation for and in times of outbreak and CEPI’s approach in working towards its objectives.
Organizer(s): Global Access in Action, Harvard Law School, Berkman Center