As immunization campaigns start in countries across the globe, catering to the needs of the global population is an issue that is increasingly drawing more attention. In order to cater to the demands of the global population the World Health Organization has undertaken the COVAX initiative in order to fulfill its aim of providing fair and equitable access to diagnostics, treatments and vaccines.
This morning, COVAX has pledged $112 million to Afghanistan for COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines are expected to reach at least 20 percent of Afghanistan’s total population. Mr. Waheed Majroh, the Deputy Health Minister of Afghanistan says that it might take six months, but they will try and get them sooner.