A Call to Action to Canada’s Federal Party Leaders Ahead of Global COVID-19 Summit on Ending the Pandemic and Building Back Better

A health worker injects the vaccine to students during vaccine program in Cinangka Public High School, Serang, Banten, Indonesia in August 2021.Rosa Panggabean/CARE

The Global COVID-19 Summit, on September 22, on the margins of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, will take place days after Canadians elect a new government. CARE Canada urges all parties to work together now and make bold new commitments that will ensure the pandemic is defeated within the next twelve months, as a priority of the new government.

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How COVID-19 vaccines make it around the world

Aminata Kalokoh is a nurse in Sierra Leone. She and her colleagues worked with CARE to introduced the Community Scorecard, a process developed by CARE through the Advancing Partners project designed to incorporate inclusive governance practices into health service delivery. Photo: Shantelle Spencer

The world was able to administer 1 billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine within 4 months of starting widespread vaccination campaigns. See how CARE is jumping in to support vaccination efforts in 23 countries around the world:

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Our best shot to end COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccination in Bangladesh, March 2021. Photo: Asafuzzaman Captain/CARE Bangladesh

In the global vaccine debate about who pays for doses, how much they cost, and how to ship them to lower income countries, the world is overlooking the most important factor: Who makes sure people get vaccines?

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