WHO called the world’s twenty wealthiest nations, holding a summit next week, to come ahead and make donations of COVID-19 vaccines doses to the global south, which is going through a vaccine lag in terms of the required number of vaccines.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a news briefing that the G20 countries must fulfill their dose-sharing commitments immediately. For global health financing, Gordon Brown said, “If the world’s wealthiest nations cannot mobilize for the vaccine to the impoverished countries. An epidemiological and economic dereliction of duty will shame us all”.
WHO’s 40% vaccination target in all countries by mid-2022 is still short of 500 million vaccine doses, whereas almost 240 million vaccines are unused in the west.