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- G7 leaders donate 870 million vaccine doses for low and low-middle income countries over the next year, vital for reducing virus transmission.
- G7 leaders emphasize the importance of all ACT-Accelerator tools to exit the pandemic.
- ACT-Accelerator’s funding gap remains significant with an urgent need for funding of tests, treatments and health systems to ensure an end to the pandemic everywhere.
- WHO Director General warns of increasing divide in equity to crucial COVID-19 tools.
- Total funding committed to the ACT-Accelerator partnership remains US$ 15.1 billion with a gap of over US$16 billion.
At the close of this year’s G7 Leaders’ summit, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland announced a donation of an additional 870 million vaccine doses from attendees, with the majority to be delivered through COVAX, the vaccines pillar of the Access to COVID 19 Tools Accelerator, within the next year. Attendees included heads of G7 Member States plus Australia, India, South Africa and Republic of Korea, invited as guests.
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