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WHO Makes S.O.S Call

The World Health Organization (WHO) has made another appeal to the Group of Seven industrial (G7) countries to do everything possible to fund the global COVID-19 recovery, warning the crisis cannot be resolved worldwide if they do not step up.

The World Health Organization said these groups of countries have the resources that can help to arrest the health crisis faced by poorer nations.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged the G7 to take decisive action at their June 11-13 summit, being hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Cornwall, southwest England.

According to press reports, the WHO head reportedly said, “The G7 countries are the world’s economic and political leaders. They are also home to many of the world’s vaccine producers.”

“We will only solve the vaccine crisis with the leadership of these countries,” he added.

The Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator program for finding, developing, and distributing coronavirus jabs, tests, and therapeutics, is US$19 billion short of its US$22-billion target this year.

And a further US$35 to US$45 billion dollars will be needed next year to ensure most adults around the world get immunized.

Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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