More than $200 million for vaccination in developing countries

Additional funding of $220 million comes on top of the $2.7 billion already injected to meet immunization needs in low-income countries, the Canadian government announced on Friday morning.

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This new aid will, among other things, improve the capacity to distribute vaccines against COVID-19 and facilitate access to vaccination in low-income countries.

“Canada will continue to be a global leader in improving access to COVID-19 vaccines and coordinating global action to end this pandemic, to give everyone a fighting chance. to build a better future in the years to come,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

On Friday morning, the Prime Minister attended Gavi’s COVAX Market Commitment Summit 2022, which “mobilized urgent financial support” to drive economic recovery, accelerate efforts to combat COVID-19 and strengthen systems. health in developing countries. More than 1.4 billion vaccines have been delivered to the 45 participating countries through this initiative, according to a statement.

The Prime Minister is convinced that herd immunity requires international mobilization. In fact, Canada strives to deliver an average of 100,000 doses per day.

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