July 17, 20 - 11:02 am - LABS

Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico to participate in the WHO vaccine financing program

Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico are among the 75 countries that have expressed official interest in participating in the financing program called COVAX Facility, a mechanism designed to ensure rapid and equitable global access to vaccines against new coronavirus, said the World Health Organization (WHO).

The idea is to guarantee fair access to vaccines against COVID-19 for all countries in the world. All countries will have to pay for the doses, forming partnerships, if necessary, and also supporting up to 90 low-income countries with voluntary donations.

Together, this group of up to 165 countries represents more than 60% of the world’s population. COVAX’s goal is to deliver 2 billion vaccine doses by the end of 2021.