The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus, estimated the cost of vaccination against coronavirus in the adult population of the planet. This is reported on the WHO website.
According to him, to vaccinate the majority of the world’s adult population, the organization will need from 35 to 45 billion dollars next year. He stressed that this amount will be needed by the WHO in addition to the necessary $ 19 billion to finance the international program ACT Accelerator, which was launched to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
ACT Accelerator includes, among other things, the COVAX program, which provides low-cost coronavirus vaccines to poor countries free. Nigeria, Angola, Kenya, Rwanda, Ivory Coast, the Gambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Ghana were the first to receive COVID-19 drugs under this program. From European countries, COVAX vaccines were allocated to Moldova and Ukraine.
Gebreyesus believes that the problems of financing global vaccination programs and the fight against the coronavirus pandemic can only be solved by the leaders of the G7 countries, who can allocate a significant part of the necessary amount to accelerate the vaccination campaign in the world.