Africa: Countries Pledge Nearly $1 billion to Support Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
[GAVI] Geneva -- The United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Italy and Sweden pledge approximately US$ 960 million to Gavi's COVID-19 Vaccines Advance Market Commitment (COVAX AMC) This week's announcements mean nearly US$ 1.7 billion has been raised towards the effort to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income countries, with at least US$ 300 million more urgently needed by end 2020 H.E. Issoufou Mahamadou: "I would like to reiterate my support to Gavi and applaud the COVAX init
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[allAfrica] China's decision to join the group of more than 170 countries engaging in a massive international Covid-19 vaccine effort is a major boost to the prospect of equitable access to safe and effective Covid-19 prevention.