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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