Vaccine access and equity in the Africa-Europe partnership: Leading the way to the AU-EU summit

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Vaccine access and equity in the Africa-Europe partnership: Leading the way to the AU-EU summit

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To facilitate an open and frank dialogue on key, often contentious, issues between our two continents, AEF is organising three high-level “Talking Africa-Europe” specials focusing on the priority issues of Climate and Energy (January 20), Migration and Mobility (January 27) and Vaccine Access and Equity (February 3).

This debate on Vaccine Access and Equity will touch upon not only the need for effective vaccine equity, only way to ensure a fully efficient fight against the current pandemic, but also the development of local vaccine manufacturing capacity in Africa, in order to ensure long-term security against further pandemics.


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Vaccine Access and Equity in the Africa-Europe partnership
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One year after the launch of the global vaccination campaign, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on health systems, economies and the day to day lives of citizens in both Africa and Europe as borders are once again shutting in an attempt to block the spread of new variants.

The debate will touch upon not only the need for effective vaccine equity, only way to ensure a fully efficient fight against the current pandemic, but also the development of local vaccine manufacturing capacity in Africa, in order to ensure long-term security against further pandemics.

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Koen Doens

Director General, DG International Partnerships INTPA, European Commission

Kristalina Georgieva

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Marie-Paule Kieny

Chair Medicines Patent Pool Foundation, Chair of the French Scientific Committee on COVID-19 vaccine

Jeffrey Lazarus

Associate Research Professor and Co-director of the Viral and Bacterial Infections Programme, Barcelona Institute for Global Health

Morena Makhoana

Chief Executive Officer, The Biovac Institute

John Nkengasong

Director, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

Chrysoula Zacharopoulou

Member of the European Parliament, Co-Chair of the Africa-Europe Foundation (AEF) Strategy Groups and co-Chair of the COVAX Council

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Kristalina Georgieva
Kristalina Georgieva

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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Before her current appointment as second-ever woman to hold the post of head of the IMF, Kristalina Georgieva was the first CEO of the World Bank, during which time she also served as Interim President of the World Bank Group. Previously, she served as EU Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resource, where she was involved in tackling the Euro Area debt crisis and the 2015 refugee crisis. She also worked as EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, managing one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid budgets. Prior to her time at the EU, Georgieva worked for 17 years at the World Bank.

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