WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made a statement about the coronavirus vaccine.
A remarkable statement came from WHO about the coronavirus vaccine. According to the last minute information, World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that they have secured 1 billion doses of new typoronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine for low and middle-income countries.
Ghebreyesus held a press conference at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, using video conferencing.
Emphasizing that they face an urgent financing gap of $ 4.3 billion to supply vaccines to the countries most in need, Ghebreyesus called on the international community and donors to support them “to secure vaccines, save lives and improve the global economy as soon as possible.” was found.
Stating that 189 countries and economies have participated in the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access Program (COVAX), which is carried out in coordination with WHO, Ghebreyesus stated that they have secured 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine for low and middle-income countries from three vaccine candidates under the program.
Ghebreyesus, who did not give the names of the vaccine candidates, stated that they continue to negotiate with different vaccine manufacturers for more Covid-19 vaccines.
Ghebreyesus expressed his satisfaction that the Covid-19 vaccine studies are rapidly coming to an end.
“The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter, but we have to face some challenges to make the light really bright.” Ghebreyesus pointed out that the number of weekly deaths worldwide has increased by 60 percent in the last 6 weeks due to the epidemic.
Ghebreyesus noted that most cases and deaths occur in Europe and America.