Monday, may 4, launched a global initiative to raise funds to accelerate the development and production of vaccines against coronavirus infection. This was during the videoconference announced the UN Secretary General, antónio Guterres.
According to him, the collection of funds initiated by the world health organization.
“I am very pleased to launch Accelerator ACT is a landmark global partnership to accelerate the development, production and equitable access to new diagnostic tools, therapies and vaccines from COVID-19. These new tools can help us to control the pandemic and should be treated as a global public good, available to all. This is the only path to a world free from COVID-19” – said Guterres.
During the conference, on Monday, the organizers planned to raise €7.5 billion.
As stated by the President of the European Commission Ursula von Leyen cases, within three hours the participants of the conference pledged €7.4 billion Among the largest donors, the European Commission (€1 billion), Japan (€800 million), Germany (€525 million), France (€500 million) and Switzerland (€378 million).
American TV channel ABC News notes that the United States participation in the conference were not adopted, as Russia, which is among the ten most affected countries coronavirus.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. As of may 4, in the world of coronavirus infected 3.55 million people died of 249 thousand, recovered around 1.13 million, informs the Johns Hopkins University.