Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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Pray-Study-Act for Global Vaccine Access

April 7th is World Health Day. On this day we remember all those whom we have lost during this global health crisis and all who are on the frontlines working to end it.

Join us as we pray, study, and act for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular through global COVID-19 vaccine access.

While we in the United States are increasingly able to access COVID-19 vaccines, many countries have not received even one shipment of vaccines. We know that this crisis cannot end until everyone has access to safe and affordable vaccines.

Pray

Read and pray with Pope Francis’ Easter message, in which he calls on countries to prioritize facilitating access to vaccines in the poorest countries.

Pray this prayer for World Health Day

Study

Watch the recording of our 30-minute webinar on global vaccine access on YouTube.

Read this statement from Doctors Without Borders on the need for the United States to support the intellectual property rights waiver to boost COVID-19 vaccine production for impoverished countries. 

Learn about the coalition of 31 Catholic organizations, including our office, calling for equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

Act

Take action: Ask your Representative and Senators to urge the Biden administration to promote global vaccine access at the upcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) meetings.

 

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