G7 Leaders Make Pledge For More COVAX Help

G7 heads have committed themselves to more generous support and contribution to the COVAX vaccine-sharing initiative, which will benefit the family of nations.

In a joint statement released after a virtual summit, G7 leaders raised their overall commitment to US$7.5 billion.

More calls and appeals have been made on wealthy countries to ensure that less developed countries get fair access to vaccines.

U.S. President Joe Biden has pledged US$4 billion in aid to the fund.

An initial $2 billion will be donated in 2021, with the remainder to be disbursed over the next two years.

Nigel Bell, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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