In the fall of 2019, Ready2Respond worked with the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of Minnesota to conduct a survey to learn more about barriers that low-and middle-income countries face in initiating, expanding, or maintaining seasonal influenza vaccination programs. Data gathered allowed Ready2Respond to focus on three strategic priorities most needed to improve readiness.

Though initially structured around influenza preparedness needs that countries expressed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, these priorities will now cover influenza as well as other emerging respiratory viruses such as COVID-19.

  • Burden of Disease: Health, Society, Economics
  • Risk Communication and Community Engagement
  • Vaccine Access

Our Strategic Goals

Ready2Respond’s goal is to assist low- and middle-income countries to: