A background document was prepared as an updated report from the previous Achievements report released in April 2021. It looks back to bring a spotlight to the global effort on COVID-19 according to 15 research areas. It details the successes, priority research and lessons learned that are critical in the next phase of the pandemic. Crucially the report provides insights on the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, and applying them to propose future priorities. The underlying principle is that a comprehensive research and innovation effort should continue to be at the core of pandemic response and of any efforts to be better prepared.
The Forum looked forward to review future priorities through the lens of over 100 leading research scientists, experts, policy makers and donors worldwide who contributed their views through scientific presentations and discussions, including keynote presentations and panel discussions on how research can help to end this pandemic and prepare for future pandemics.
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