WHO - WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19

21 September 2022 |
  • For the UN General Assembly WHO has three messages: the pandemic must motivate us to redouble our efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we must prepare for the next pandemic now, and we must ensure equitable access to diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines.
  • The overarching goal of the COVAX Facility is to ensure that all countries have access to vaccines at the same time, and that priority is given to those most at risk.
  • The COVAX Facility will help to bring the pandemic under control, save lives, accelerate the economic recovery and ensure that the race for vaccines is a collaboration, not a contest.
  • Our aim is to have 2 billion doses of vaccine available by the end of 2021.
  • So far, 3 billion US dollars has been invested in the ACT Accelerator; only a tenth of the remaining 35 billion US dollars needed for scale-up and impact.
  • 15 billion US dollars is needed immediately to maintain momentum and stay on track for our ambitious timelines

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