The World Well being Group hailed the billions of euros raised Monday throughout a teleconference of world leaders to spice up improvement of a coronavirus vaccine as a powerful present of “international solidarity”.
“This was a strong and provoking demonstration of world solidarity,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus instructed a digital briefing, of the 7.four billion euros ($8.1 billion) raised in direction of the event and distribution of a vaccine for the virus that causes COVID-19.
Monday’s teleconference, which was hosted by the European Fee, virtually hit the goal of seven.5 billion euros for the seek for a vaccine to guard towards COVID-19, and particularly to make sure equitable distribution as soon as one is developed.
“This is a chance for the world to come back collectively to confront a standard risk, but in addition to forge a standard future,” Tedros mentioned.
He pressured that the cash raised would solely cowl a part of the continued response towards the pandemic, which has killed practically 250,000 individuals out of the greater than 3.5 million recorded infections globally.
“Within the weeks and months forward, we’ll want far more to fulfill the demand for private protecting tools, medical oxygen and different important provides,” he mentioned.
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