AA / Montreal / Hatem Kattou
Canada announced on Thursday the granting of funds in the amount of $732 million to income countries to help them fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is according to a statement posted on the official website of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who participated on Friday in the second virtual World Summit on COVID-19, organized by the United States of America. America jointly with the governments of Belize, Germany, Indonesia and Senegal.
“Making a unified response to COVID-19 globally means getting vaccines to the people who need them most. Only by working together can we find a global solution to a global problem,” the statement read.
Trudeau announced, on the occasion of this summit, “the granting of $732 million to the Device to accelerate access to tools to fight against COVID-19 (ACT Accelerator)”.
This funding, specifies the same source, includes “the $220 million allocation previously announced on April 8, 2022 at Gavi’s COVAX Market Guarantee Summit”.
“Including the announcements already made, these funds will allow Canada to shoulder its share of the burden for the 2021-2022 budget cycle of the ACT Accelerator,” reads the text.
Trudeau announced, in this context, that “This funding brings Canada’s total contribution to more than $2 billion since the start of the pandemic”.
He underlined during the meeting that “Canada is part of the global response to the pandemic and will continue to work with its partners to ensure that we strengthen our collective capacity to prevent, prepare for and respond to future pandemics. “.
The Canadian Prime Minister noted that “the supply of vaccines is no longer the main obstacle to the fight against COVID-19 in the world”, considering however that “many countries still only manage with difficulty to deliver the vaccines from the airstrips to the people, especially those in remote communities and vulnerable populations”.
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