Montreal, Canada /
When G20 Summit, The Canadian government has pledged to donate millions of corona virus vaccines to poor countries to support the fight against the Govt-19 epidemic.
“Canada will make at least an equivalent donation 200 million doses for the Kovacs mechanism by the end of 2022Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement.
Of this amount, 10 million doses of Moderna will be delivered “quickly” to developing countries, which the Canadian government says is an “immediate” commitment.
Integrated by Vaccine Alliance and the World Health Organization (WHO), The Kovacs organization seeks out 92 backward states and territories Get free vaccines with funding from the most prosperous countries.
“Canada has pledged $ 15 million to increase vaccine production in South Africa,” the Canadian deputy prime minister and finance minister said. Christia Freeland, At a press conference in Rome.
Money goes towards a creation “Technology Transfer Center” In the region producing messenger RNA vaccines against Govt-19.
“We do not control production, but We hope to be able to contribute that much by 2022. “ Freeland reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to being “real” and “very important.”
In August, the American company Moderna announced its plans Created the first vaccine manufacturing facility outside the United States in Canada.
According to the Canadian government, Kovacs Project Of the 40 million doses already made by Canada on Saturday, less than three million have been received, and additional deliveries are expected “in the next few days.”