White House Announces Second Global COVID-19 Summit
This week, the White House announced it will co-host the second Global COVID-19 Summit which will be held virtually on May 12, 2022. The Summit is intended to “redouble our collective efforts to end the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic” and prepare for future public health emergencies.
The Summit follows the first Global COVID-19 Summitconvened by the U.S. in September 2021. The U.S. will co-host the May Summit with Belize as CARICOM Chair, Germany holding the G7 Presidency, Indonesia holding the G20 Presidency, and Senegal as African Union Chair.
The May gathering is intended to build on themes and commitments made during the first summit and will place an emphasis on supporting locally-led solutions to immediate and long-term challenges, including vaccination efforts, testing and treatment options, health and public health workforce, medical countermeasures, and sustainable financing.
Additional information is available here.