UNICEF creates fund to support low- and middle-income countries’ access to COVID-19 health supplies

Copenhagen, 13 January 2020

UNICEF invites contributions to support its ACT-A Supplies Financing Facility (“ACT-A SFF”), a newly launched pooled fund that will enable us to mount the largest health and logistics operation ever seen. ACT-A (Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator) is a global collaboration to accelerate the development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines.

The Facility will focus exclusively on securing low- and middle-income countries’ access to three categories of key COVID-19 health supplies: immunization-related supplies, COVID-19 diagnostics, and COVID-19 therapeutics. Through the ACT-A SFF, UNICEF aims to initially raise 2 billion US dollars by the end of 2021 to reach the target outcomes listed below.

Taking action today with UNICEF means joining and supporting the leading humanitarian effort to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and putting children and their families first by supporting the strengthening of primary health systems the world over.

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