The Lancet COVID-19 Commission

Founding Year: 2019



Jeffrey D. Sachs and Five Others (Founders)

The Commission seeks “to help speed up global, equitable, and lasting solutions to the pandemic.”  A key aim is to enhance “awareness and adoption worldwide of successful strategies to suppress transmission.” It also seeks to “meet the dire and pressing needs of vulnerable groups, to prevent the public health emergency from turning into a financial emergency for governments and businesses,  to strengthen the efficacy of critical multilateral institutions on the front lines of responding to the pandemic, and “to build the world back better, with resilient health systems, global institutions, and economies that are being transformed on the basis of sustainable and inclusive development.”  The Commissioners are leaders in health science and delivery, business, politics, and finance from across the world.




The Lancet COVID-19 Commission contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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