UNITED NATIONS | Against the Covid-19, “a safe and effective vaccine may be the only tool allowing for a return of the world to a sense of ‘normality'”, said on Wednesday the secretary general of the united nations, Antonio Guterres, in the hoping to before the end of the year.
Such a vaccine would save millions of lives and billions of countless dollars “, he added during a conference call with the fifty african countries that are members of the Organization. He argued for an acceleration of its development and its accessibility to all. It should be “universal” and ” allow control of the pandemic “.
“We need an ambitious effort to ensure […] an approach that is harmonised, integrated and optimized to maximize speed and scale necessary for the universal deployment of such a vaccine by the end of 2020 “, he stressed.
Antonio Guterres has stated that its appeal on march 25, to two-billion dollars in donations to a vast humanitarian side of the UN in response to the pandemic had been raised so far, “about 20 %” of that sum.
Thanks to the world health Organization (WHO), the united nations has been able to equip the 47 african countries to test for the Covid-19, was also commended.
The head of the united nations has also welcomed the efforts of several african governments to mitigate the consequences of the pandemic, citing Uganda, which has shifted a tax to support the businesses, Namibia, which offers a income emergency workers who lost their jobs, Cape Verde, which delivers food aid or Egypt, which has reduced the taxation of the industries.