COVAX: The first doses of vaccine from Luxembourg have arrived in Rwanda
The Department of Cooperation and Humanitarian Action to 12,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines, made available by the Ministry of Health, via the COVAX international sharing mechanism with Rwanda. In total, Luxembourg has at this stage undertaken to make available to COVAX
Luxembourg had also committed to finance COVAX to the tune of 2 million euros, a contribution which has just been increased by an additional 2 million, bringing the total commitment to 4 million euros. The mechanism, aimed at equitably meeting global immunization needs, aims to purchase vaccine doses and distribute to 92 low-income economies around the world. The initiative is coordinated by the Vaccine Alliance, GAVI.
Franz Fayot, Luxembourg Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action, and Paulette Lenert, Minister of Health, stressed the importance of sharing vaccines during a pandemic: “It will only be together that we will be able to control this pandemic, hence the urgent need to show solidarity within the international community to allow equitable access to vaccines, in particular in vulnerable countries. their economy. A higher global vaccination rate must be achieved to recover a normal global health situation, for the well-being and protection of all. We are happy to continue to support Gavi, our leading partner, in this solidarity effort. “
Communicated by the Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action / Ministry of Health