December 2, 2023

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116 countries are far from achieving the common goal of vaccinating 70% of the population


The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, indicated on Monday that 116 countries are still far from achieving the common goal of vaccinating 70% of the population against COVID-19.

The World Health Organization predicts the end of the “acute phase” of the Covid-19 pandemic this year, provided of course that 70% of the world’s population will be vaccinated by the middle of the year, around June or July.

In some countries, high vaccination coverage, combined with lower severity of Omicron, leads to a false narrative that the epidemic is over. At the same time, low vaccination coverage and low testing rates in other countries create ideal conditions for the emergence of new variants. Tedros said during a global action meeting against Covid-19.

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We can get the epidemic under control this year, but we face an increased risk of wasting this opportunity. Currently, 116 countries are far from achieving our common goal of vaccinating 70% of each country’s population by the middle of this year. Head noteWho is the.

Thanks to the ACT Accelerator, an international system for accessing Covid-19 tools, the COVAX component and ” For our partnership with UNICEF, we are now overcoming some of the supply and delivery constraints we faced last year, with more than 1 billion doses of vaccine shipped. ‘, he completed.

to vaccinate the world, We call on all countries to support the global target of 70% set by the World Health Organization Recommended by Mr. Tedros, who called on all countries to contribute to the funding of the ACT Accelerator, especially for the urgent need of US$16 billion.

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Likewise, he said, building local capacity to manufacture vaccines around the world, including through temporary waivers of intellectual property for Covid-19 tools, ” It will help end this pandemic and keep us all safe “.

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