WASHINGTON (Reuters)-The World Bank said on Monday that its funds have helped provide 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine globally, and if the dose arrives as expected, it will reach the 150 million dose mark by the end of this month.
World Bank President David Malpass stated that the Multilateral Development Bank has signed a contract for nearly 300 million doses of vaccines and will commit to provide approximately US$7.5 billion in vaccine financing to 69 countries by the end of December.
At a meeting hosted by the United States Agency for International Development, Malpass emphasized the need for rich countries to fulfill their generous dose donation commitments as soon as possible, and announced a new database to track which countries need financial and operational support.
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“Preparation and deployment are crucial. With sufficient funds available, we are working with partners… to resolve current crises and prepare for future crises,” Malpas said, adding that the enhancement Data and transparency are critical to ensuring the flow of resources, they are most in need.
Malpass said the new World Bank vaccine deployment tracker https://www.worldbank.org/en/who-we-are/news/coronavirus-covid19/covid-19-vaccine-deployment-tracker will help Solve specific bottlenecks to expand vaccine deployment. It is based on joint work between the World Bank and the COVAX national preparation and delivery team, which includes the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization.
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