All told, we have spent decades at the intersection of public, private, and governmental efforts to address health inequities in areas such as childhood vaccines, maternal health, and malaria. While the pandemic exacerbated difficulties accessing healthcare globally, exemplars have emerged – countries leapfrogging others by harnessing new technologies such as telemedicine, or rolling out vaccines efficiently despite the daunting challenges. We believe the world must exchange lessons learned to better prepare for future crises.