How Regional Cooperation Can Help Us Fight the Next Pandemic

21 January 2021

A new article by Ana B. Amaya and Philippe De Lombaerde highlights why and how regional cooperation remains an integral combative tool against complex global health emergencies such as the coronavirus pandemic.

The fight against Covid-19 is currently marked by the reemergence of a so-called ‘vaccine nationalism.’ While there have been calls for regional cooperation to accelerate the response against the virus, several nations have prioritised the interest of their own citizens, over collaborative efforts at supra-national and international levels. Owing to this status-quo,  regional cooperation among low and medium-income countries of the Global South has become more crucial than ever. Often characterized by their fragile economic and epidemiological systems, these nations have much to gain from collaborative efforts against Covid-19.

Click here to read the full article on how coordinated regional efforts may control the effects of the current pandemic – and better prepare us for the next one.