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COVAX is the vaccines pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, co-led by Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi and the World Health Organization, alongside key delivery partner UNICEF. In the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization Revolving Fund is the recognized procurement agent for COVAX.1)


Advanced Market Commitment

The COVID-19 Vaccines Advance Market Commitment (COVAX AMC) is a financing instrument allowing donors to finance the delivery of vaccines to nations out of the COVAX Facility.

One World Protected

COVAX AMC was presented at the Gavi COVAX AMC 2021 Investment Opportunity Launch Event, otherwise named One World Protected, on April 15, 2021.3) The virtual event was hosted by José Manuel Barroso, Chair of the Gavi Board, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and acting United States Agency for International Development USAID Administrator Gloria Steele.4)

Attendees of One World Protected event5)
Name Affiliation
Albert Bourla CEO of Pfizer
António Costa Prime Minister of Portugal
Carmen Tull United States Agency for International Development USAID
Elizabeth Noonan United States Agency for International Development USAID
Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister of New Zealand
Jen Copestake BBC
Jeremy Konyndyk [United States Agency for International Development USAID COVID-19 Task Force
Karina Gould Minister of International Development of Canada
Marise Payne Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women of Australia
Stefan Löfven Prime Minister of Sweden
Viktor Liashko Ministry of Health of Ukraine
Wendy Morton United Kingdom
Xu Chen Ambassador from China

Also in attendance were representatives from:

Global Vaccine Summit

The program was fully launched by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance at the Global Vaccine Summit on June 4, 2021.6)


COVAX: Working for global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. (2020). World Health Organization.
Gavi COVAX AMC 2021 Investment Opportunity Launch Event. (2022, January 29). Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
Sharafudeen, M., & Mazur, I. (2021, March 29). United States to host launch event for Gavi COVAX AMC 2021 investment opportunity. Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
Office of the Spokesperson. (2021, April 12). United States To Host Event To Launch the 2021 COVAX Investment Opportunity. United States Department of State.
The Gavi COVAX AMC Investment Opportunity Launch Event Participant List. (2021). Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; USAID; U.S. Department of State.
Gavi COVAX AMC. (2022, July 15). Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
Key Outcomes One World Protected - COVAX AMC Summit. (2022). Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
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