The World Bank has approved the initiative called Ukraine Emergency Covid-19 Response and Vaccination, which is worth 90 million US dollars. The goal is to speed up the vaccination rate of the priority population groups in this country, reports the World Bank's press office.
Within this initiative, the Ukrainian government will fund a separate package of vaccination in the frameworks of the program of medical guarantees administered by the National Healthcare Service of Ukraine (NHS). The NHS will procure vaccines for ten million people, and the World Bank is supposed to recompensate these losses.
“This new loan will help Ukraine with purchasing and deployment of vaccines, including through, but not limited to, the COVAX global initiative. Ukraine has already started vaccinating priority population groups, but the critical objective at this stage is to accelerate the pace of vaccination, while keeping a focus on people with a high risk of getting infected and those most likely to develop COVID-related complications,” Arup Banerji, World Bank Regional Country Director for Eastern Europe said as cited by the authority's press service.