From existing antivirals to new antibody therapies – researchers are working tirelessly to find the best drugs to treat Covid-19.
Covid-19 treatments: latest on research
We now have effective vaccines for Covid-19, but they are not yet accessible to everyone, everywhere. We still urgently need a range of treatments to help save lives and reduce the pressure on healthcare systems.
A collective global effort is needed to fund, research, develop and bring effective treatments to people, as soon as possible.
Covid-19 treatments explained
Effective treatments, that are accessible to everyone who needs them, have to be part of the solution to the coronavirus pandemic.
How we're supporting research
We launched the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator together with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Mastercard.
This is a large-scale collaboration to research, develop and bring effective treatments to market quickly and accessibly. The studies funded so far include evaluating approved drugs and creating platforms for exploring new potential treatments.
Treatments for everyone
All effective treatments against Covid-19 – wherever they’re developed – must be distributed equitably around the world, starting with the places that need them most urgently. If not, the virus can never be brought under control.
Governments and international organisations can help to get lifesaving Covid-19 tests, treatments and vaccines from the laboratory to the front line by investing in the ACT-Accelerator.
Coronavirus treatments and vaccines should first be made available to those who need them most, public polling in several countries shows.