Delegation of the European Union to Pakistan

EU doubles contribution to COVAX and announces support for African vaccination efforts

24/02/2021 - 15:03

At the G7 virtual leaders’ meeting today, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced an additional €500 million for the COVAX Facility, doubling its contribution to date up to €1 billion for the global initiative that is leading efforts to secure fair and equitable access to safe COVID-19 vaccines for all. Team Europe is one of the lead contributors to COVAX with over €2.2 billion, including another €900 million pledged today by Germany. €100 million will be provided in humanitarian assistance to support the rollout of vaccination campaigns in Africa, which are spearheaded by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).

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