The global business community is being urged to register for the COVID Action Platform to become more effective in combatting the deadly pandemic. Launched by the World Economic Forum, with the support of the World Health Organization, it is deigned to better coordinate the response of businesses and industry groups worldwide.
To help accelerate private-sector actions to COVID-19 at scale, the platform is focussed on three priorities: galvanise the global business community for collective action; protect people’s livelihoods and facilitate business continuity; mobilise cooperation and business support for the COVID-19 response.
Open to stakeholders from business and government, the platform will allow a network of leaders to collaborate on initiatives, fast-track new solutions and learn about the actions that are working best.
“The private sector has an essential role to play in combating this public health crisis through their expertise, innovation and resources,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. “We call on companies and organisations around the world to make full use of this platform in support of the global public health response to COVID-19.”
Companies can register on the platform here.
The John Hopkins University tracker shows the current number of deaths from coronavirus has risen above 4700, with nearly 130,000 confirmed cases worldwide.