Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.
The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told American officials on Monday that at least $23.4 billion was urgently needed over the next 12 months to end ‘horrific’ vaccine inequity and get tests and treatments everywhere in the world, noting that although more than 8 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered globally, the largest vaccination campaign in history, the “incredible achievement has been marred by horrific inequity.“
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