World News – GB – 184 countries and economies have joined COVAX: the head of WHO


GENEVA KAZINFORM A total of 184 countries and economies have now joined COVAX, an international initiative co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners to ensure efficient and equitable global access to COVID vaccines -19, announced Monday the head of the WHO

« COVAX represents the largest portfolio of potential COVID-19 vaccines and the most efficient way to equitably share safe and effective vaccines across the world, » said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, during a virtual press conference, reports Xinhua

“Equitable sharing of vaccines is the fastest way to protect high-risk communities, stabilize health systems and foster a true global economic recovery,” he added

As one of the leading countries in vaccine development, China officially joined COVAX, a move described by a spokesperson for China’s Foreign Ministry as an important step in championing the concept of a shared health-for-all community and to honor its commitment to make COVID-19 vaccines a global public good

During Monday’s virtual press conference, Tedros also spoke of « the worrying phase » into which the COVID-19 pandemic has entered

With the onset of winter in the northern hemisphere and the number of new COVID-19 cases accelerating, Tedros warned that the coming months would be difficult, especially in Europe and North America

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« It is therefore important that all governments focus on the core principles that help break the chains of transmission and save both lives and livelihoods, » said Tedros

As the world struggles to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world are rushing to find a vaccine According to the WHO website, as of October 19, there were 198 candidate COVID-19 vaccines under development worldwide, and 44 of them were in clinical trials

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Global news – UK – 184 countries and economies have joined COVAX: WHO chief



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