This brief report covers the work of ACT-Accelerator agencies in not only addressing the immediate COVID-19 pandemic, but also providing long-lasting outcomes.
Alongside increasing access to the tools needed to end the pandemic, the partnership is helping countries to build laboratory capacity and enhance the cold chain, create and maintain oxygen systems, train healthcare workers, and pilot the roll-out of test and treat protocols in communities.
This document outlines key investments in the global COVID-19 response through the ACT Accelerator that will have long-term benefits such as:
- Strengthening the health workforce
- Building surveillance systems
- Boosting local manufacturing and technology transfer
- Empowering healthcare workers to rapidly and accurately diagnose and treat patients not only for COVID-19, but also for other diseases.