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Ten world countries provided themselves with three quarters of Covid-19 vaccines, - WHO

Source : 112 Ukraine

The WHO criticizes the unfair distribution of vaccines in the world demanding more solidarity with poor countries
11:49, 30 March 2021

Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that 76% of currently available doses of vaccines against coronavirus are accounted for 10 world countries as DW reported citing WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

It is noted that he criticized the current distribution of vaccines in the world, underlining that the global crisis needs global responses.

“The global decision starts with the solidarity,” Ghebreyesus underlined.

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For the provision of poor countries with a sufficient amount of Covid-19 vaccine doses, the global initiative COVAX was created. Within it, rich countries will allocate funds for the purchase of vaccines for poor countries. According to Ghebreyesus, Ukraine will be included in the first waiting group for the supply of the vaccine. Ukraine will get 1,776 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines and 117,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine.

As we reported, leaders of 23 countries and the World Health Organization supported the decision to create the international treaty that helps the world to solve future emergency situations such as coronavirus pandemic.

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