GS Paper - 2 (Disease)

Union health ministry and NITI Aayog launched a USAID-supported 'City-to-City Covid-19 Vaccination Learning Exchange (CoVLEx) initiative to build a global Covid-19 vaccination knowledge management platform and initiate an exchange of ideas and learnings on pandemic response.

What

  1. The CoVLEx platform will develop knowledge products such as an interactive web-based knowledge portal, Best Practices Compendium, and organize virtual forums for cities and countries to learn from each other's experiences.
  2. The discussion topics will range from vaccine procurement, governance, digital innovations planning, and management, vaccine supply chain, communications and social mobilization, capacity building, adverse events following immunization, and monitoring and supervision.
  3. India has played an important role in supplying vaccines to 95 countries under the 'Vaccine Maitri' initiative very early on in its vaccination campaign under the leadership of Prime Minister of India and currently leads the largest free-for-all vaccination drive in the world.