Montreal: Canada pledged at the G20 summit on Saturday to donate millions more doses of the vaccine to poor countries around the world.
“By the end of 2022, Canada will donate at least 200 million doses of the COVAX facility,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement, citing the Global Vaccine Sharing Alliance.
Of that number, 10 million doses of the Moderna vaccine will be delivered “quickly” to developing countries, he said.
Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Christiaan Freeland said in a briefing in Rome that Canada had also pledged دینے 15 million to help increase vaccine production in South Africa.
These funds should contribute to the establishment of a “Technology Transfer Center” so that the region can develop a messenger RNA vaccine against CoVID-19.
“We do not control production, but by 2022, we believe it will be possible to contribute to that level,” Freeland said.
In August, US company Moderna announced plans to build a vaccine plant in Canada, the first outside the United States.
Of the 40 million doses already pledged by Canada, less than three million were received on Saturday through the COVAX program, with additional shipments planned in the coming days, according to the Canadian government.