"Reflections on UNGA and the Global Covid-19 Summit." CSIS Commission on Strengthening America's Health Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies, September 24, 2021. Accessed December 21, 2023.

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On September 22nd, during the UN General Assembly, the United States will host a summit calling for global leaders to commit to new action in three major areas: addressing the global vaccine crisis, saving lives now, and building capacity for future pandemic preparedness. The summit is an important signal of expanding U.S. engagement internationally. What are the next steps in reigniting global leadership to reach the targets outlined during the summit?

Please join CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security on Friday, September 24 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT for an exciting virtual event featuring Commissioner Nikolaj Gilbert, President and CEO at PATH; Commission Co-Chair Julie Gerberding, Executive Vice President and Chief Patient Officer at Merck; and Commission Expert Advisor Carolyn Reynolds, CSIS Global Health Policy Center Senior Associate and Co-Founder of the Pandemic Action Network. J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, will moderate the discussion. The experts will offer reflections on where we stand at this critical decision point in the global Covid-19 crisis: in terms of U.S. leadership and commitments, efforts to mobilize other multilateral partners, and what more needs to be done to reignite a coherent international approach.

This event is made possible by the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.