As the novel coronavirus and disease it causes, COVID-19, continues to spread, Access Accelerated is closely watching the outbreak and thinking of all those affected. We stand by the health workers and responders who are courageously addressing this evolving situation. We are proud to see Access Accelerated member companies rising to the challenge to support the global response.
This public health emergency underscores the importance of building resilient health systems. The outbreak of respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus demands strong health systems that can adapt to manage health crises, while continuing to address the ongoing health needs of the population.
The investment in infrastructure, policy and capacity needed to manage infectious diseases can also support the response to chronic non-communicable diseases, and ultimately will help people live better and healthier lives. Access Accelerated remains committed to uniting the private and public sectors to strengthen health systems in low- and middle-income countries.