The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Gebresus, called on Monday for a more equitable distribution of the Coronavirus vaccine, where he said:
Vaccinations are pushing the world to the brink of a catastrophic moral collapse.
He said that there is a “great risk” to the possibility of equitable distribution of vaccines, as well as the international COVAX vaccine distribution initiative, which is scheduled to start distributing vaccines from next month.
The Director-General of the World Health Organization indicated that 44 bilateral agreements were signed last year and at least 12 agreements this year.
This can delay COVAX shipments and create a situation that COVAX is designed to avoid, i.e. waste, chaotic markets, uncoordinated work, and persistent socio-economic disruption.
Adding that the “I am the first” approach weakens and makes the world more vulnerable to this danger.
Such measures will only ultimately prolong the epidemic
– Added the Director-General of the World Health Organization, who urged countries not to make mistakes during the H1N1 and HIV pandemic. It was only with the emergence of more contagious versions of the virus that global demand for coronavirus vaccines increased.
The agenda for the WHO Board of Governors meeting next Tuesday includes reforming the authority, as well as its funding system, which was heavily burdened by the resignation of its largest donor, the United States, last year.