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First 100 Days Kickoff - Shared screen with speaker view
Lindsay K. Saunders (she/her)
02:16:39
We heard how we're "fantastic." :) So excited to get this Global Fund update!
Lindsay K. Saunders (she/her)
02:16:53
...no matter how start, we need to know where things are so can continue to fully advocate.
Lindsay K. Saunders (she/her)
02:17:14
*stark. please forgive the typo.
Lindsay K. Saunders (she/her)
02:18:22
We have to meet this moment.
John Fawcett
02:21:37
Questions for our speakers? Drop them here and we'll try to get to them!
Betsy Teutsch
02:22:59
Does the new remarkably effective mRNA vaccine approach hold any power fighting TB?
Lindsay K. Saunders (she/her)
02:24:20
I'm concerned about the accessibility of COVID19 testing and underreporting of COVID19 in developing countries. I spent 3 weeks in Zambia from December to January and paid $85 per test. My Zambian brother in law has recently had symptoms, but the test is too expensive for him. He seems to be doing better, but was unable to test. My Zambian best friend's sister had COVID19 and she herself had symptoms. Testing is hard to access and too expensive for them. How do we address that? If testing is too expensive, you can't get a full read on the situation, plus the fact that the governments there are, in fact, underreporting to make themselves look better.
Deborah Grieser
02:24:24
Is the $4 bil for KOVACS the same as the $4 bill for GAVI?
Nancy Gardiner (she/her) Coastal CT Global
02:24:44
COVAX
Deborah Grieser
02:25:30
thx
Leslye Heilig
02:25:31
Where was $4Billion for COVAX? I haven’t seen any US allocations yet
Crickett N
02:25:32
yes - $4billion for Gavi from the U.S. is for COVAX
Leslye Heilig
02:25:48
Thanks Criskett
Crickett N
02:26:29
Ie - supporting low income country access to COVID vaccines
Crickett N
02:26:31
Of course!
Crickett N
02:27:19
for folks who are interested in COVAX
Crickett N
02:27:21
https://www.who.int/initiatives/act-accelerator/covax
Crickett N
02:27:43
It's just one pillar of the larger ACT-A
Lindsay K. Saunders (she/her)
02:28:23
Thanks for verifying the funding and purpose. What is ACT-A, Crickett?
Crickett N
02:28:26
ACT-A: https://www.who.int/initiatives/act-accelerator Access to Covid Tools- Accelerator
Lindsay K. Saunders (she/her)
02:28:37
Thanks!
Oscar Lanzi
02:29:01
Thanks for the info Crickett!
Crickett N
02:29:04
Global Fund is a part of the broader ACT-A initiative - trying to get those diagnostics, tests, and treatment out the door
Susan Beckett
02:29:11
In what ways are GAVI and GFATM coordinating their efforts/working together?
Joanie
02:29:16
Are there global NGOs that are particularly focussed on growing local capacity to supply PPE that we should also be supporting?
Jim Driggers
02:29:42
Does the Global Fund have existing money to fund upcoming grant committments?
Deborah Grieser
02:29:43
Does Peter have the sense that other (non-US) countries are willing to step up to boost their global response. Our advocacy is helped, I think, by explaining to our reps, that other wealthy countries are prepared to take extraordinary measures (funding).
julep’s iPad
02:29:48
I share Susan’s question.
Eugene Martin
02:32:15
What was the response from French President Macron in your discussions with him ? Did he indicate specific areas of action that he supports ?
Sue Shultz
02:32:18
What have our speakers found to be the most effective talking points and examples on global relief/aid when speaking to USG/Congressional offices (and while taking into account competing and overlapping US domestic needs)?
Lindsay K. Saunders (she/her)
02:32:38
Thinking this is the Lancet piece which Peter is referring to: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X(20)30420-4/fulltext?rss=yes
Lindsay K. Saunders (she/her)
02:34:40
I share Peter's worry about the world moving on from COVID. I'm still disturbed by Dr. Pai's point. from December, that we haven't addressed malaria b/c it doesn't impact white, richer countries. We COULD, but we don't. We should address the diseases and health systems more equitably as we share this world.
Leslye Heilig
02:35:28
I agree Lindsay. Thanks for the Lancet link
Deborah Grieser
02:36:06
So, we need to show the leadership that will leverage donations from others....
Nancy Gardiner (she/her) Coastal CT Global
02:36:18
Bruce Aylward of WHO said at RESULTS Canada annual conference that COVID is not going away, so the only way to protect a country’s own citizens from COVID is to protect the world’s citizens as that is who we work & trade & travel with
Oscar Lanzi
02:36:36
We can't just assume COVID-19 can be contained in any other countries. It didn't remain contained and that's how it became global in 2019-20 instead of just national or even local.
Jim Driggers
02:36:40
If the U.S. wants to call itself a world leader, it must match $$$ with words.
Jim Driggers
02:36:52
Words with $$$.
John Fawcett
02:37:04
agreed, Jim!
Dr. Yanick Perodin
02:37:15
Should Biden address the global aspect at the G 7
Leslye Heilig
02:37:24
yes
Oscar Lanzi
02:37:36
Both are important. we must tell what we believe as well as commit resources to it.
Crickett N
02:37:44
We hope he does, Yankick. It's been part of our call to the Biden administration during the transition meetings
Dr. Yanick Perodin
02:38:16
Thanks
Deborah Grieser
02:38:18
Thanks, Peter!!!
Taliilee T Gemechu
02:38:27
Thank you for the update and insight!
Oscar Lanzi
02:38:31
Thanks Peter Sands! Alas I must go for other commitments, see you all in March! stay safe!
Jim Driggers
02:38:33
Thanks, Peter!
Leslye Heilig
02:38:47
Thanks Peter for your work and your messages
Lindsay K. Saunders (she/her)
02:39:12
Thank you for being here and for all the points here in the chat here. Great things for us to keep in mind and bring up. We have to meet this moment and stay on our feet as things shift with the variants, seasons changing, and the necessary responses in each place.
Leslye Heilig
02:42:57
Multisystem inflammatory disease, similar to Kawasaki’s affects children
Taliilee T Gemechu
02:48:35
My parents are from Ethiopia and I can relate to the delaying hospitals since they grew up in a place where they couldn’t rely on hospitals and clinics
Leslye Heilig
02:48:38
Behavioral symptoms are a long term effect of COVID
Taliilee T Gemechu
02:49:15
Hesitant to going to the doctor, and advocate for natural remedies/ lifestyle changes
Cecilia van Wijk (she/her)
02:51:45
my friend is a doctor in Nairobi and he shares that healthcare workers are not being prioritized or given the resources they were promised to help their communities. there were healthcare worker strikes. thanks for sharing Dr. Namala Mkopi and emphasizing how important the work we do is
charu katyal
02:52:12
I have family in India and I can see that there is a much higher emphasis over there on improving nutrition and taking immunity boosting supplements or herbs that are derived from Ayurveda
Ken Patterson
02:52:18
One of our international parters from Zambia said the other day when we were on the line with her that people are afraid to go to the hospital because that’s where you go to die.
Patricia O’Shea
02:53:21
How much is lack of testing affecting perceptions of Covid in so many poor communities as in Kenya.
Allen Setzer
02:54:35
I can understand that fear, Ken. Even here in the US it's pretty significant. Many people have put off seeking medical attention for various issues, not just Covid, and it's adding the number of casualties.
Delores Lyons
02:54:55
We have a RESULTS advocate in Nairobi Kenya (who could not be in this conference) who says the doctors in Kenya are on strike.
Ken Patterson
02:54:56
True Allen
Lindsay K. Saunders (she/her)
02:55:26
^^truth, Ken, especially the government hospitals in Zambia. I've visited them and it was scary. It broke my heart. Not really, consistent quality health care there in the govt or private, but govt is just....those some of those facilities are literally falling apart. Why would someone want to go to a facility that is falling apart and trust that they would be cared for and recover to leave themselves healthier than before?
Lindsay K. Saunders (she/her)
02:56:26
I saw news headlines in Zambia, when I was just there recently, identifying that people were afraid to get tested for COVID19. :-/
Lindsay K. Saunders (she/her)
02:57:21
The fear of testing seemed to be in more rural areas, but there is still a lack of trust about the reality of COVID19 risks, safety protocols, etc. in Zambia.
Cecilia van Wijk (she/her)
02:57:54
yes, we must act TOGETHER. love this message Dr. Namala. thank you
Laura
02:58:27
👏🏾
Crickett N
02:59:52
Hugs to you Namala! THANK YOU!!!
Lisa Marchal
02:59:53
Thank you, Dr. Namala.
Alice Aluoch
03:00:01
Thanks Dr Namala
Taliilee T Gemechu
03:00:05
Thank you for the message and insight Dr. Namala!
Ruth Thurmond Scott
03:00:18
Thanks Dr. Mkopi!
Deborah Grieser
03:00:19
Thank you, Dr. Namala!
Paula Kiger (she/her)
03:00:24
Thank you Dr. Namala!
Delores Lyons
03:00:31
Very informative Dr. Namala.
Annum Sadana
03:00:35
thank you Dr. Namala!
Jim Driggers
03:00:37
So if COVID mutates in another country into a form our vaccines don’t work. We could relive 2020 again.