POSTED April 13, 2021
What’s being done to improve the imbalance of COVID-19 vaccine distribution globally?
COVAX could help vulnerable countries ramp up their vaccine supply
As COVID-19 vaccines continue to roll out globally, the United Nations reports that, although 700-million have benefited, developing countries have received just 0.2 percent of the supply.
“On average in high-income countries, almost one in four people has received a vaccine. In low-income countries, it’s one in more than 500,” says Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general, WHO.
The global initiative for COVID-19 vaccines, COVAX, aims to accelerate the production to meet the goal of distributing two-billion doses by the end of 2021. The initiative is being developed to also include cost-sharing with high-income countries so surplus vaccines can reach low-income countries.
At Children Believe, we remain committed to providing assistance in communities where we work to ensure the safety of children and families during the pandemic. Most recently, we’re supporting governments and agencies with vaccine rollouts to the most vulnerable.
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