WHO’s call to fund COVID-19 equipment for poor countries is $ 16.8 billion short-Technology News, Firstpost


WHO said on Tuesday that the World Health Organization’s global appeal for coronavirus vaccines, treatments, diagnostics and equipment funding is still under $ 16.8 billion, almost half of its aggregate demand. ..

Funding shortages occur as the gap between rich and poor countries in their ability to fight pandemics is widening, and access to vaccines is severely uneven.

WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned of the gap in access to resources and warned that the pandemic had remained in a “very dangerous stage” for more than 18 months.

“The countries that are currently open to society are those that largely control the life-saving supply of personal protective equipment, testing, oxygen, and especially vaccines,” he said on Tuesday when he joined the WHO on access to Covid. Said at the national briefing. Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) program. “In the meantime, countries with insufficient…

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