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G7 financed the Kovacs program for the "rapid and equitable" distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

G7 financed the Kovacs program for the “rapid and equitable” distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Participants attend the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in London, UK. May 5, 2021. via Ben Stanzol / Pool REUTERS

Rich G7 countries pledged funding on Wednesday The Covax vaccine is targeted at countries where anticoagulants are not available. “Allow immediate and equal distribution.”

In their final statement, the G7 foreign ministers (United States, France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Canada and Japan) pledged their “recognition”. This international alliance needs adequate funding. ”, Led by the World Health Organization (WHO).

In providing vaccines against the corona virus, the ministers underlined their commitment to an “open, transparent and multidisciplinary” system, and stressed the importance of the Kovacs mechanism.

“We reaffirm our commitment to achieving inclusive and sustainable recovery” after the outbreak., Pointed out to those who attended the summit that they expressed the need to take action to protect “vulnerable countries and peoples” in a special way.

But still There has been no immediate announcement of new funding to improve access to vaccines. Instead, the ministers “encouraged all partners to increase their support as the next important step in controlling the epidemic and strengthening health care.”

The G7 nations also called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to continue to play a “central role” in global health care. Despite China’s opposition, they openly expressed their support for Taiwan’s participation in WHO forums.

File photo: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tetros Adanom Caprais
File photo: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tetros Adanom Caprais

More than 1.2 billion Covid-19 vaccines are administered worldwide, but less than 1% are administered in less developed countries.

With the support of most rich countries, the Kovacs program aims to share vaccines with poorer countries. But still Rich countries also avoided Kovacs in the early stages, Reaches their own agreements with pharmaceutical manufacturers, while pharmaceutical companies are fighting to make drug patents available to everyone to deal with the tide of viruses.

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Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said many more are needed and urged the G7 to provide the bulk of the $ 60 billion he says will be needed over the next two years to vaccinate everyone and help economic recovery.

With information from AFP and EFE

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