ACT-Accelerator Advocacy Series

The Diagnostics Pillar

How will the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator help us defeat the pandemic? Why are diagnostics critical to achieving the work of the ACT-Accelerator? What are the investment needs for the Diagnostics Pillar? How is civil society involved and what are the calls to action for the global community to support the work of the Diagnostics Pillar?

This first webinar and strategy session in the ACT-Accelerator Advocacy Series, sponsored by FIND and facilitated by The Sherpa, brought together specialists – on 8 September 2020 for the webinar and on 21 September for the Strategy session – to help answer these questions and equip advocates with the information and tools needed to further advocacy efforts in support of the ACT-Accelerator.


  • Dianne Stewart, Head of Donor Relations, Global Fund
  • Emma Hannay, ACT-Accelerator Secretariat, FIND
  • Fifa Rahman, University of Leeds, Board member of NGOs at Unitaid
  • Moderated by Kel Currah, The Sherpa & COVID-19 Advocacy Coordination Hub