Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, ICAP’s global director, is quoted in an April 25 article in IndiaSpend covering the recent launch of the World Health Organization (WHO)  “Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator” to hasten the development, production, and equitable access to essential COVID-19 health technologies.

“It is important that countries in Asia and Africa anticipate that a vaccine will hopefully become available within a year or a year and half and do everything possible to make it possible to get these vaccines to the people who need them as soon as possible,” Wafaa El-Sadr, director of ICAP at Columbia University and professor of Epidemiology and Medicine at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health told IndiaSpend. Vaccines’ prices must be negotiated so that the global community as a whole can benefit from them, she said.

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