A call for stronger, fairer health systems
Ensuring that those populations most marginalized among us are able to access vaccines against COVID-19 is not only a moral imperative but also vital for our collective health and well-being. As a global community, we have the ability to increase vaccine reach among displaced populations and to leverage investments in the rollout of vaccines against COVID-19 to strengthen health infrastructure for all, while meaningfully including displaced communities in the process. As the world confronts one of the most formidable public-health challenges in recent history, how we respond today will determine not only the course of this pandemic but also who benefits from public-health advances for years to come. We may further entrench the inequities and distrust experienced by refugees and displaced populations around the world, or, by recognizing and confronting these inequities, we can build stronger, fairer health systems that are better prepared to respond to COVID-19 and future health emergencies.