WHO chief talks about 'Shocking disparity' in vaccine distribution
December 6, 2022

WHO chief talks about ‘Shocking disparity’ in vaccine distribution

GENEVA (SWITZERLAND) – The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday that there is still a “shocking disparity” in global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

Tedros, addressing an event of the Gavi Vaccine Alliance, said that some low and middle income countries in the COVAX facility still had not received any vaccines, while others had not received their second round allocation. “We need an urgent scale-up in financing COVAX,” he said.

Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and chair of the African Union, said he hoped that people on the African continent would have the same access to COVID-19 vaccines as people in Europe and North America.

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