WHO slams rich states for hogging vaccines | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 23, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:10 AM, February 23, 2021

WHO slams rich states for hogging vaccines

The World Health Organization yesterday blasted wealthy countries for not only hogging Covid vaccines but in doing so, hindering the pathway for poorer nations to get them too. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said some rich countries' direct deals with manufacturers had meant that previously-agreed vaccine allocations for poorer countries, via the Covax programme, were being reduced. He said the money was there to procure doses for some of the poorest countries, following fresh contributions from US, Germany-- but it was worthless if there was nothing to buy.

 

Stay updated on the go with The Daily Star Android & iOS News App. Click here to download it for your device.

Grameenphone:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 22222

Robi:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2222


Banglalink:
Type START <space> BR and send SMS it to 2225

Leave your comments

Top News

Top News

Top