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World Bank to provide $90 million to Ukraine for fight against Covid-19 pandemic

Source : 112 Ukraine

The funds will aim for vaccines’ procurement, deployment of vaccination and testing for coronavirus
14:47, 18 May 2021

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The Health Ministry and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) have concluded an agreement on $90 million on the beginning of the Ukraine Emergency COVID-19 Response and Vaccination project as the Health Ministry reported.

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The agreement was signed by Ukraine’s Health Ministry and World Bank Regional Country Director for Eastern Europe Arup Banerji.

“About 2.5 billion hryvnias ($90 million) will provide Ukraine for the development of extra possibilities in the fight against the pandemic. The funds will aim at three directions: about 1.1 billion hryvnias ($40 million) for support of vaccines’ procurement; about 850 million hryvnias ($30 million) for the deployment of the vaccination against Covid-19 and over 550 million hryvnias ($20 million) provided for enhancing of the possibility of testing holding for coronavirus in Ukraine,” the message says.

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As we reported, the new batch of the Pfizer vaccine against coronavirus has arrived at Kyiv International Airport on May 18. 122,850 doses of drugs were supplied to Ukraine.

Meanwhile, 17,232 people received the first dose of the vaccine against coronavirus in Ukraine on May 17.

 

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