White House COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery Framework

Even as we gain confidence in United States (U.S.) domestic COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] vaccination coverage, none of us are safe until all of us are safe. The risk of emergent, dangerous variants where COVID-19 transmission remains high poses a risk to us all.
This disease knows no borders.

On July 1, 2021, the White House released the U.S. COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery Framework. The overarching goals are to shorten the lifespan of and ultimately end the COVID-19 pandemic globally; mitigate its wider harms to people and economies and support the global recovery; and build back better to strengthen international readiness for future biological threats.

The five objectives under the U.S. COVID-19 Global Response and Recovery are:

  1.  Accelerate widespread and equitable access to and delivery of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations
  2.  Reduce morbidity and mortality from COVID-19, mitigate transmission, and strengthen health systems, including to prevent, detect, and respond to pandemic threats
  3.  Address acute needs driven by COVID-19, mitigate household shocks, and build resilience
  4.  Bolster economies and other critical systems under stress due to COVID-19 to prevent backsliding and enable recovery
  5.  Strengthen the international health security architecture to prevent, detect, and respond to pandemic threats

This ‘Global Response and Recovery Framework’ supports U.S. commitments to the G7+ Plan to Defeat the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2022 and Prevent the Next Pandemic. It also aligns with the National Security Memorandum on United States Global Leadership to Strengthen the International COVID-19 Response and to Advance Global Health Security and Biological Preparedness (NSM-1), the Interim National Security Strategic Guidance, and the broader National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness.


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