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WHO calls on international support for $16 billion for COVID-19 prevention programs






Xinhua news agency reported that The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on countries to provide $16 billion in funding that is still lacking for access to tools to combat COVID-19 (ACT). Accelerating the development, manufacturing and enabling people to have access to testing, เกมส์xo treatment and vaccination for COVID-19. equally This remains unanswered by the G7 countries hosting the 47th summit in the UK.



“We have to fill that financial loophole. The world has enough resources to quickly close the $16-$17 billion vulnerability,” said Bruce Islevard, senior adviser to the WHO director-general at a press conference yesterday.



Canadian epidemiologist says funding is needed “for ensuring low-income countries have the necessary tools” for vaccination. as well as to carry out appropriate diagnosis and to supply oxygen to hospitals.



"We have had several discussions with several G7 members who attended the summit," said Islevard, expecting a solution to be negotiated during the meeting of finance ministers and regulators. Run the central bank of the G20 member countries in July 2021



Michael Ryan, executive director of the WHO's Health Emergencies Programme, said at a briefing that although the G7 summit pledged 870 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for the Covax programme, WHO's executive director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program said in a press briefing. (COVAX) as part of the ACT, but the scarcity of funding remains unresolved.



"By 2020, we've spent nearly $2 trillion on defense worldwide. That $16 billion represents less than 1 percent of global defense spending over a year," he said. added that “Of course we can pay this 1% to save so many lives. and put an end to this pandemic.”

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