UNICEF- Moderna Vaccine supply agreement
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has signed an agreement with vaccine manufacturer Moderna to supply their international vaccination efforts boosting fight against SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Under the supply agreement, UNICEF and its procurement partners like Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), will get access to up to 34 million doses of covid-19 vaccine which can be used to cover around 92 countries and territories in 2021. UNICEF has also signed four other supply deals for coronavirus vaccines with Serum Institute of India, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Human Vaccines.
How vaccines would be supplied?
Vaccines will be supplied to COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) facility UNICEF. COVAX facility seeks to provide access to vaccines across all participating countries and territories regardless of their income level.
UNICEF, called as “United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund”, is an agency of United Nations which is involved in providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children across the globe. It is one of the most widespread & recognizable social welfare organizations and is present in 192 countries. Some of its activities include-
- To provide immunizations and disease prevention,
- To administer treatment for children and mothers with HIV,
- To enhance childhood and maternal nutrition,
- To improve sanitation,
- To promote education, and
- To provide emergency relief in disasters.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2021
Category: International Current Affairs
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