#COVID-19: Nigeria will Profit From 2bn Free Vaccines Meant For Underprivileged Countries - CABLE REPORTERS

Federal Government has announced that Nigeria will benefit from a proposed allocation of two billion amounts of COVID-19 vaccine meant for indigent countries.

Osagie Ehanire, The Nigeria minister of health, expressed this yesterday at the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja

“Nigeria is also working with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to finalize enrollment with the access to COVID-19 tools (ACT) accelerator, a global mechanism tracking and sponsoring research organizations working on COVID-19 vaccine development,” the health minister said.

“We are also interested in the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) facility, a Global Afinalizefor Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) supported the global initiative, to procure and assure equitable access to vaccines, organizations are available, especially for lower and lower-middle-income countries (LMIC)."

“This will prioritize Nigeria for allocation of a part of two billion vaccine doses that will be secured, in a special plan to protect the interests of poorer countries,” he said

They are 22 million confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide, with 700,000 recorded deaths, hence the race for vaccines is in full force.

However, Nigeria and other developing countries are making efforts to secure free doses of the vaccine when it is finally approved.


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