Coronavirus Global Response - worldwide pledging marathon

The European Union is joining forces with global partners to kick-start the Coronavirus Global Response pledging effort.

An online pledging conference on Monday, 4 May 2020, will aim to raise €7.5 billion in initial funding to kick-start the global cooperation to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

This follows the launch of a new programme, the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator or or ACT Accelerator, which is a collaboration between the World Health Organisation, governments and non-profit organisations.

The worldwide pledging marathon was announced at the launch on the 24th of April, which saw the participation of Director-General of WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, French President Emmanuel Macron, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates.

French President Emmanuel Macron said: «In order to win the fight against the virus, we must support all systems, and in particular vulnerable health care systems, to fight against all pandemics and in particular Covid-19 ».

On Monday, governments and business leaders will announce their pledges for the fight against the coronavirus, which will go towards ramping up the development of diagnostics, therapeutics and treatments.

publie le 04/05/2020

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