$150bn Boost to Global Economy if Rich Countries Fund Equal Access to Vaccine



Anne Gulland | The Telegraph

Ensuring equitable distribution of Covid vaccine around the world will see 10 of the world’s richest nations benefit by at least $153 billion over the next year, according to an economic analysis commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

The report analyses 10 major economies – including the UK, United States, France and Germany – to assess the benefits of contributing to the Act-Accelerator, a global coalition led by the World Health Organization to ensure that low and middle income countries have access to diagnostics, treatments and vaccines against Covid-19. 

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO, says the scheme is the “global solution to ending the acute phase of the pandemic as quickly as possible”. 

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