Action by Churches Together (ACT) Alliance is a coalition of more than 140 churches and church-related organisations working together in over 120 countries to create positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalised people regardless of their religion, politics, gender, race or nationality in keeping with the highest international codes and standards. ACT Alliance is faith-motivated, rights-based, impact focused, committed to working ecumenically and inter-religiously, with the communities we seek to serve and accompany at the centre of our work.
We are appalled by the vaccine apartheid created by profit-seeking behaviour and self-serving practices that undermine equal access to COVID-19 vaccines. We believe that the global community can and should do more to save lives, improve the well-being of all human beings, promote peace and ensure the realisation of all human rights.
This brief reflects crucial inputs received either in writing or orally before, during and/or after 6 regional consultations held with ACT Alliance members working on vaccine equity.