News & Updates
World Health Organization World Immunization Week 2022: Statement by Ready2Respond
“Long Life for All” is a fitting theme for World Immunization Week this year, celebrated
International Nonprofit Targets the Flu to Prepare for the Next Pandemic
Months before the outbreak of Covid-19, a group of scientists, academics, vaccine developers, and other experts met to discuss pandemic preparedness, knowing another one was inevitable, if not imminent. Humanity’s prospects looked grim. Few nations had pandemic plans, and many low- and lower middle-income countries were struggling to keep even seasonal influenza epidemics in check.
ESWI Satellite Symposium
In December 2021 Sabin’s Influenzer Initiative and the Influenza Vaccines Roadmap Initiative hosted a satellite symposium at the European Scientific Working Group on Influenza Conference including Ready2Respond’s Senior Advisor Dr. Joe Bresee and other experts. Watch the recording here, “Road to a Flu-Free Future.”
THE TURNING POINT: Prepare Now to Respond Better, Harnessing the Power of Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccination in Low- and Middle-Income Countries to Bolster Adult Vaccination and Respond to the Next Pandemic
In early 2021, Ready2Respond conducted an extensive mapping of the current landscape
New Research on Seasonal Flu, Economics of Vaccination in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Gains Support via Wellcome Trust Award to Ready2Respond
Ready2Respond, a coalition of public, private and non-profit organizations, has received funding
Ready2Respond discusses Normalcy Index published by The Economist
We have read with interest the reports in The Economist and other media about the “Global Normalcy Index,” a new tool that offers a framework to assess changes in behavior associated with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in 50 of the world’s largest economies.
Is Routine Flu Vaccination Key to Pandemic Preparedness?
The staggering loss of life that COVID-19 has wrought, by some estimates more than 3.8 million people at the time of this writing, almost defies comprehension. To say that every human on the planet is being impacted by this illness may not be an overstatement. At the same time…
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Policies in the 194 WHO Member States: The Evolution of Global Influenza Pandemic Preparedness and the Challenge of Sustaining Equitable Vaccine Access
As of 2018, 118 of 194 WHO Member States reported the presence of an…
Barriers and Activities to Implementing or Expanding Influenza Vaccination Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Global Survey
Despite considerable global burden of influenza, few low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have national influenza vaccination programs. This report…
Influenza Stakeholder Survey of Low and Middle-Income Countries – Final Report
Ready2Respond has identified several challenges, and actionable solutions to promote epidemic and pandemic influenza vaccine…
Ready2Respond Aligns its Approach and Priorities with the WHO Global Influenza Strategy 2019-2030.
In 2018, the world observed the centenary of the start of the 1918–1919 influenza pandemic. Its estimated toll of up to 50…
Shaping Meeting to Explore the Value of a Coordinated Work Plan for Epidemic and Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Preparedness
In March 2019, a group of global health leaders with expertise in influenza…