Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative

The Africa CDC Pathogen Genomics Initiative (Africa PGI) was launched in October 2020 to accelerate SARS-CoV-2 sequencing and support the adoption and implementation of pathogen genomics and bioinformatics in national public health institutes (NPHIs) across Africa. The initiative is supporting a coordinated approach to maximize the benefits of pathogen genomics for more effective outbreak preparedness, … Continued

Mass Casualty Management Learning Programme

The WHO Academy‚Äôs Mass Casualty Management learning program is a systemic approach to preparing hospital emergency units and responders for mass casualty events – natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and the results of war. While hospitals are typically adept at handling a few patients at a time, the sudden influx of larger numbers of critically … Continued

Sustainable Health Care Waste Management

Effective medical waste management during and after the Covid-19 outbreak is an issue in developing countries, and the UNDP is helping authorities across the world to overcome this challenge. In Sri Lanka, the initiative promotes new digital and gender-responsive solutions to local healthcare waste (HCW) management. Work focuses on bridging the last-mile safe disposal of … Continued

Mental health for peace building

The initiative responds to Covid-19’s huge health, social, and economic impact on young leaders, particularly those living in countries in conflict, where young people are exposed to high levels of anxiety, depression, and stress. With the belief that a strong correlation exists between mental health and the construction of stable and lasting peace, young activists … Continued

Creating Digital Public Goods in Global South

The pandemic has created a space for collective action, allowing communities to co-create solutions. The crisis served as an important reminder that south-south cooperation is needed for carving out policy space for the recovery of the South. The Global Development Centre promotes alternative, indigenous development narrative based on experiences from the global South and encourages … Continued

A Global Early Warning System for Pandemics

In 2020, Covid-19 caught the world by surprise, revealing significant gaps in early warning capabilities to detect and respond to emerging pathogens before they cause global harm. A more rapid and nimble system with robust global coordination is crucial for preventing future pandemics. The Milken Institute aims to create a global system of local and … Continued

Pharmaceutical manufacturing in Africa

In April 2021, AU and the Africa CDC launched the Partnership for African Vaccine Manufacturing that seeks to mobilize financial partnerships; strengthen regional regulatory systems; increase technology transfer to manufacturers and develop African universities as premier vaccine research and development hubs. The initiative seeks to support this Partnership and build on lessons learned from the … Continued

Cyber Incident Tracer (CIT)

The Cyber Incident Tracer (CIT) #HEALTH is a platform about cyberattacks, which disrupt the delivery of healthcare, compromise sensitive healthcare-related data, and impact patients, healthcare professionals, facilities, and organizations. The platform provides evidence-based understanding of cyberattacks on healthcare to bring greater visibility regarding the impact on people and the provision of healthcare. The inability to … Continued

Resilient Asia Network Against Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic allowed us to identify a lack of go-to platforms for sharing easily accessible expertise, in-depth knowledge, and best practices beyond national borders. CIKD is developing a Resilient Asia Network with several key country coordinators to exchange ideas and produce publicly available knowledge and best practices in a post-Covid-19 world. The network encourages … Continued

Collaborative Philanthropy for Social Impact

AVPN has brought together six diverse funders to provide $933,000 of first-round funding for a Philanthropic Pooled Fund. This new fund is the first in Southeast Asia and represents a new approach to philanthropy that focuses on collaboration and partnerships to deliver more effective impact. Using the AVPN network of over 600 social investors, the … Continued