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COVID-19 Recovery Fund 2021
Your opportunity to directly help end the global pandemic
It comes as no surprise that the Merriam-Webster Dictionary Word of the Year for 2020 was Pandemic and that one of the most overused words of late has been Unprecedented. But the reality remains--a year in, we are still fighting for a return to normalcy.
Governments around the world have begun vaccination efforts for their citizens, some with better success than others. Yet not all countries have equal access to not only vaccines themselves, but the resources and infrastructure needed to manufacture and distribute them. So, we're going to do something about that.
With the COVID-19 Recovery Fund, UBS is opening the possibility for you to have a hand in enabling low- and middle-income economies to have speedier access to vaccines. We've partnered with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, who are long-time experts in vaccinating the world’s children against deadly and debilitating infectious diseases. Via COVAX, the vaccines pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, Gavi is leading the global effort to secure a response to COVID-19 that is effective and fair. And we’re helping them.
Through the COVID-19 Recovery Fund, you gain unique access to unlock matchings from both UBS and from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through the Gavi Matching Fund, more than doubling the impact. Most of the funds raised through this program will be used to procure and deliver vaccines, with the remaining for capacity building and public health education to reduce vaccine hesitancy.
UBS Live – Philanthropy, vaccine equity, and COVID 19 Recovery: A dialogue with GAVI CEO Dr Seth Berkley
Join Phyllis Costanza, Head UBS in Society and CEO UBS Optimus Foundation as she sits down with Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of GAVI, The Vaccine Alliance and Jennifer Alcorn, Deputy Director, Philanthropic Partnerships from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to discuss how global recovery from COVID-19 relies on equitable access to vaccines and how we can work together to achieve that.
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Hosted by UBS Optimus Foundation, our Philanthropy Insights trips offer clients the chance to see first-hand the projects we have chosen to support and help grow.
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The bigger picture
Systemic change can drive solutions to the world’s problems
Your philanthropy helps to address the world's most pressing social issues including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.1
People live below the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day
People worldwide that have no access to healthcare
Youth worldwide lack basic mathematics and literacy skills1
People lack access to safely managed drinking water services
In global emissions of CO2 since 1990
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