April 18, 2021

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Reuters exclusively reports WHO vaccine scheme risks failure, leaving poor countries with no COVID shots until 2024

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Reuters exclusively reported that the global scheme to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to poorer countries faces a “very high” risk of failure, potentially leaving nations home to billions of people with no access to vaccines until as late as 2024, internal documents say. The World Health Organization’s COVAX program is the main global scheme to vaccinate people in poor and middle-income countries around the world against the coronavirus. But in internal documents reviewed by Reuters, the scheme’s promoters say the program is struggling from a lack of funds, supply risks and complex contractual arrangements which could make it impossible to achieve its goals.

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Topics of Interest: Health

Type: Reuters Best

Regions: Europe

Win Types: Exclusivity

Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop

Media Types: Text

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