Thursday, December 8, 2022

Canada to donate 10 million doses of Moderna vaccine to COVAX


Mehboob Ali Shaikh
Mehboob Ali Shaikh is the Bureau Chief of World News Observer. Based in Canada, working with Toronto 360 TV. Mehboob has accomplished Years of experience in print and broadcast media. He is an active participant in Social media strategies, including Facebook, Twitter and Skype.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that his country will donate 10 million doses of Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine to the global COVAX mechanism to provide vaccines to poor countries, along with another $15 million to help manufacture messenger RNA in Africa.

Justin Trudeau revealed details of the donations in Rome while attending the G20 Leaders Summit, saying: “Canada will also increase its financial contribution to the Global Alliance for Vaccine Sharing, with the aim of donating or paying at least 200 million vaccine doses to low and middle-income countries. by the end of next year.

For her part, Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Canada is one of only six countries that have donated their fair share to an international program that helps fund COVID-19 tests and treatments for countries struggling to afford them.

She added – during a press conference in Rome -: “We stand up and do our part, and this is the absolutely right thing to do,” explaining that the timing of giving the dose is not really up to the government, while Canada has more than 17.5 million doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. In federal and provincial freezers, doses donated to COVAX will not come from this offer, and instead, Canada is donating the rest of the doses that were paid for but not yet received, which means it is up to suppliers to provide a delivery schedule.”

It is noteworthy that Canada previously promised to donate 40 million doses from its own contracts, and an estimated 87 million additional doses were paid through more than $ 500 million in cash donations to the COVAX mechanism, and securing vaccine supplies is difficult because rich countries It captured most of the early supplies.

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