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Ending the Pandemic: The Road to an Inclusive Recovery

October 12, 2021



How can we have a more equitable access to vaccines?  

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Join us October 11-17 for four flagship events covering climate, trade, vaccines, and economic recovery. Tune in, ask questions, and share your views with participants from all over the world during the 2021 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Be a Part of the 2021 Virtual Annual Meetings!


  • The World Bank will convene leading voices from global and country leaders, civil society, and the private sector to make a powerful case for more equitable access to vaccines for developing countries. We will highlight the actions being taken to achieve this, and emphasize the importance of strong health systems to successful vaccine deployment and the importance of better pandemic preparedness to building resilience against future pandemics.

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  • The event will be divided into five different discussions. 

    Vaccinating the world

    Moderated, dynamic discussion with the heads of organizations leading the Task Force on COVID-19 Vaccines, Therapeutics and Diagnostics for Developing Countries.

    Private sector partnership on vaccines

    Conversation with private sector leaders on the key role of private sector in playing on vaccines for developing countries through the production and manufacturing of therapeutics, testing and vaccines essential for halting the spread.

    Regional expert interview

    Dr. Ahmed Ogwell Ouma, Deputy Director of Africa CDC

    Moderated by: Juliette Powell, Media Commentator

    World Bank Group Expert Q&A Panel with Event Audience

    Mamta Murthi, Vice President Human Development, World Bank

    Stephanie von Friedeburg, Senior Vice President, Operations, IFC

    Moderated by: Juliette Powell, Media Commentator

    Regional & country voices

    Voices from a range of low- and middle-income countries including civil society, youth voices, and regional leadership.