The European Union (EU) will supply 200 million corona virus vaccines to Africa to control the Covid-19 epidemic worldwide.
European Commission President Ursula van der Leyenn in his speech to the European Parliament
‘The new donation, which is due in full by the middle of next year, has already surpassed the promised $ 250 million. It underscores the EU resolution to increase the challenge facing low-income countries.
It is an investment in unity. Investment in World Health. In addition to giving 700 million doses to Europeans, the 27-nation federation has sent vaccines to 130 countries.
We are the only region in the world to achieve this. Accelerating the global vaccine is our first and foremost priority.
Less than one percent of the corona vaccines vaccinated worldwide are in poor countries. We will prioritize a global vaccination program to address this discrepancy. We will do everything we can to prevent it from becoming an epidemic of those who have not been vaccinated.
The federation is investing 1 1 billion ($ 1.2 billion) to increase vaccine production capacity in Africa.
African health officials say less than 800 million doses are needed to vaccinate 60 percent of the continent’s population. As of last week, 145 million doses had been purchased, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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