WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom In a statement, Ghebreyesus thanked the leaders of the country, reminding that some G7 and European Union countries have provided $ 4.3 billion in new funds to finance the fair distribution of Kovid-19 vaccines. “These funds and donations bring us one step closer to achieving our goal of starting the vaccination of healthcare workers and the elderly in all countries within the first 100 days of 2021,” said Ghebreyesus.
Stating that the G7 countries are leading, but all countries need to take steps, Ghebreyesus said, “We still face a gap of at least $ 22.9 billion to fully finance fair vaccine distribution”.
“IF NO VACCINES TO BUY, MONEY DOES NOT MATTER”
“Money doesn’t matter if there is no vaccine to buy,” said Ghebreyesus, claiming that some countries undermined the COVAX agreement, which ensures fair vaccine distribution around the world. Ghebreyesus said, “Currently, some high-income countries have contracts with Kovid-19 vaccine manufacturers that undermine the agreements COVAX has and reduce the number of doses COVAX can buy. Even if we have funds, we can offer Kovid-19 vaccines to poor countries but high-income countries COVAX. “We can give it with respect and cooperation with the agreements it has made.”
FRANCE SHARE 5 PERCENT OF THE EXCHANGES
Stating that he met with French President Emmanuel Macron, Ghebreyesus said, “I had a very fruitful meeting with Macron and I would like to thank him for his commitment to share 5 percent of France’s doses with COVAX.”
“EQUAL VACCINE DISTRIBUTION IN THE WORLD IS IN THE BENEFIT OF HIGH-INCOME COUNTRIES”
Arguing that the longer the Kovid-19 virus circulates, the more opportunities there will be for vaccines to change in a way that makes them less effective, Ghebreyesus said, “This is not a matter of help. This is a matter of epidemiology. Unless the Kovid-19 epidemic ends everywhere, we will not be able to end it anywhere. For this reason, it is in the interest of all countries, including high-income countries, to ensure that healthcare professionals, the elderly and other groups at risk are ranked first for Kovid-19 vaccines globally.
STRATEGIC USE OF VACCINES
Defending that vaccines should be used strategically, Ghebreyesus said, “More Kovid-19 vaccines are being developed, approved and produced. It will be enough for everyone. But for now and the rest of this year, vaccines will be a limited resource. We must use them strategically as much as we can.”
A message of condolences to those who lost their lives in Congo
Ghebreyesus also made a statement about the attack on the United Nations convoy in Congo, where 3 people, including the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, died. “I am deeply saddened and extremely worried today by the attack on a humanitarian convoy in the Democratic Republic of Congo that killed three people, including the Italian Ambassador. I would like to express my deepest condolences to the Italian government and its people, as well as to their families,” said Ghebreyesus. used the expressions.
Source: İhlas News Agency / MELİKE YAZIR
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