Bolsonaro releases 2.5 billion for Brazil to join vaccine alliance – Health

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Covax Facility is an international consortium, coordinated by the World Health Organization in partnership with other entities

This Thursday, the federal government announced the release of R $ 2.5 billion for the country’s entry into the international alliance for vaccines
against Covid-19, to Covax Facility.

According to the government, with this, it will be possible to “buy the equivalent to guarantee the immunization of 10% of the population by the end of 2021”.

The idea is to serve populations considered priority with this investment. Two Provisional Measures (MPs) published by the government formalize the release of this transfer. “Membership will allow access to the portfolio of nine vaccines under development, in addition to others under analysis,” says the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic.

Covax Facility is an international consortium, coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO)
in partnership with other entities, to promote multilateral agreements that accelerate the production and distribution of a vaccine against Covid-19.

Last week, Secom said it needed more time to consider whether it would join the international alliance.

On the last 24th, WHO reported that 172 economies were engaged in conversations to potentially participate in the Covax
. There was a schedule for confirming membership until the formal association, with a deadline of 18 September, said the organization.

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