2⃣ Organise the int'l financial architecture so that it enables countries to address the health and social needs of their people.
"Before the #COVID19 crisis, 4 out of 5 low-income countries were already spending more on debt repayments than on health," says @Winnie_Byanyima.
"Without supporting initiatives such as #CTAP or #TRIPSwaiver, we risk repeating the painful lessons from the early AIDS response when ppl in rich countries had access to HIV treatment while millions of ppl in poor countries died," says @Winnie_Byanyima during @UNCTAD event.
"40 million #COVID19 vaccine doses have been administered in 49 higher income countries. Just 50 doses have been rolled out in the lowest income countries. That is inequality," says @Winnie_Byanyima during an @UNCTAD panel discussion on systemic issues in the global economy.
Tomorrow @MattHancock will speak @ChathamHouse about his vision for an effective global health response & his plans to ensure preparedness for future threats.
@Winnie_Byanyima will join the discussion & ask Min. Hancock about the role of the G7 in global health.
Don't miss it!
The #HIVestimates workshop in #Asia #Pacific has started today w/t participants f/m Afghanistan Bhutan China Fiji India Maldives PNG & Timor-Leste. @EamonnMurphy63 underlined the importance of data for programming, decision-making & setting targets for the new #GlobalAIDSStrategy
Our #InequalityVirus report found:
📈 The pandemic could cause an inequality increase in almost every country at once.
✊🏾 Transformative policies that seemed unthinkable before the crisis have suddenly been shown to be possible.
When girls stay in school, their risk of getting HIV is reduced.
That's why 5 @UN entities led by @Winnie_Byanyima, @AAzoulay, @Atayeshe, @phumzileunwomen and @unicefchief have come together to champion the education and empowerment of adolescent girls in Africa.
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