WHO says global roll-out of 12 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses largest-ever but access an issue

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: October 21, 2022 11:18 AM 2022-10-21T11:18:14+5:30 2022-10-21T11:19:02+5:30

The World Health Organiztion (WHO) director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that global roll-out of more than 12 ...

WHO says global roll-out of 12 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses largest-ever but access an issue | WHO says global roll-out of 12 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses largest-ever but access an issue

WHO says global roll-out of 12 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses largest-ever but access an issue

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The World Health Organiztion (WHO) director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that global roll-out of more than 12 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses is the largest and fastest in human history.

According to a report of PTI, The three-day event is being co-hosted by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by volume, said a statement.

"These inequities are due partly to the fact that globally vaccine production is too concentrated. To address this, the WHO and our partners have established the mRNA Tech Transfer hub in South Africa to facilitate the know-how in low & middle-income countries," Ghebreyesus said.

"Today, the world is more aware and focused on chalking out an ambition-to-action roadmap for future pandemic preparedness. For that, building the infrastructure and regulations to ensure global equity and timely access to vaccines is the foremost priority," Poonawalla said.
 

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