In a written statement from WHO, it was reported that G7 will donate 870 million doses of vaccines directly to the Global Access Program for COVID-19 Vaccines (COVAX), with at least half of this donation by the end of this year and the rest in 2022.
Emphasizing that the G7 countries reaffirmed their support for COVAX, the statement stated that COVAX is the top priority program in the supply of vaccines to the poorest countries.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who gave his views on the G7 decision, said, “Many countries are currently facing an increase in cases, but they are facing it without a vaccine. We are all in the race for our lives, but this is not a fair race. Many countries are still ) has barely made it out of the starting point.” used the phrases.
Ghebreyesus welcomed the G7’s generous decision to donate vaccines, adding, “But we need more and we need to get these vaccines fast.” made the call.
In the final declaration of the G7 Summit, which was held on 11-13 June in Carbis Bay in Cornwall, hosted by England, it was stated that 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine on a global scale would be donated to countries in need in order to combat the epidemic.
The declaration called for an expert-led, transparent and scientific second phase research to be conducted by WHO to examine the origins of COVID-19.