Jonathan Wolff, Alfred Landecker Professor of Values and Public Policy, co-authored a paper on COVID-19 vaccine allocation now published on the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH).
Enhancing the WHO’s Proposed Framework for Distributing COVID-19 Vaccines Among Countries focuses on frameworks for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine among countries, one of the most prominent being the one adopted by COVAX (COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility). The "fair allocation mechanism" is based on the principle of equal proportional share per country.
The authors argue that although there is pragmatic sense in the WHO/COVAX proportional allocation scheme as a basic default, it is more in accordance with the WHO/SAGE value framework to modify the proportional scheme to take into account exceptional need.
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Partnership with UN on new tool to mitigate the impacts of armed conflict
An eight year partnership between the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) and an Oxford University team, led by Dr Annette Idler, has produced a new conflict analysis tool aiming to aid the understanding, tracing, and forecasting of changes in conflicts across the world.
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