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Global COVID-19 Vaccine Access: A Snapshot of Inequality

This policy watch examines global access to COVID-19 vaccines by country income level, assessing country income levels’ shares of purchased doses and potential vaccination coverage, while also looking closely at the potential impact of COVAX in addressing vaccine access disparity between high-income and low- and middle-income countries.

The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic

This updated fact sheet provides the latest data on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, including impact by region, treatment and prevention efforts, and an overview of the U.S. and global responses to the epidemic.

Many Nonelderly People With Disabilities Face COVID-19 Risks Similar to Those of the Elderly in Nursing Homes, But Do Not Have Equal Footing When it Comes to Vaccine Priority

While the toll of COVID-19 on nursing home residents has been well documented, less noticed has been the experience of nonelderly people with disabilities who rely on long-term care services and supports outside of nursing homes. In many ways the two groups face similar health risks from the virus, but…

COVAX and the United States

This issue brief provides an overview of COVAX, the global mechanism to secure and deliver COVID-19 vaccines. The brief details COVAX’s organization, conditions for country participation, activities, and financing structure. Additionally, it looks at the history and remaining key issues of U.S. engagement with COVAX.

Assessing Global HIV Targets in PEPFAR Countries: A Dashboard

A new KFF analysis finds that across 46 PEPFAR countries and among six different indicators of progress, the majority (40) has met at least one target. The analysis is part of a dashboard that provides a detailed look at progress being made to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in countries where PEPFAR operates.

The Mexico City Policy: An Explainer

An overview of the Mexico City Policy, which, when last in effect, required foreign NGOs to certify that they would not “perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning” using funds from any source (including non-U.S. funds) as a condition for receiving most U.S. government global health assistance.

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