The global vaccination program against COVID-19 requires USD 8 billion – UN Secretary General

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USD 8 billion is the amount of money needed for the global COVID-19 vaccination program.

This was stated by the UN Secretary General, speaking in Berlin at a conference on health, UA reports.

Antonio Guterres said he had previously joined Tedros Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, to launch a global coronavirus vaccination strategy.

“A reliable and cost-effective plan to deliver vaccines to 40 percent of people in all countries by the end of this year and 70 percent by mid-2022. We need manufacturers and countries to meet their dose-sharing obligations equally, so that they share technologies that can allow more countries to produce vaccines. We need an immediate infusion of USD 8 billion to ensure fair distribution – and we call on the G20 to help us with that” – he said.

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