Ghebreyesus stated this during a virtual news conference in Geneva.
“This sounds like lots of money and it is.
“But it is small in comparison to the 10 trillion dollars that have already been invested by G20 countries in fiscal stimulus. to deal with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic so far.”
He said that the coming three months would present a crucial window of opportunity to scale-up the work of the ACT-Accelerator, a WHO-sponsored global collaboration to accelerate development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines.
Ghebreyesus, however, said to exploit this window “we have to fundamentally scale up the way we are financing the ACT-Accelerator and prioritise the use of new tools.’’
“We are only 10 per cent of the way to funding the billions required to realise the promise of the ACT Accelerator,” he said.
“Leaders must step up to take action, and citizens need to embrace new measures,” he said.
Edited By: Fatima Sule/Nyisom Fiyigon Dore (NAN)https://nnn.ng/who-says-over-100bn-needed-to-ensure-access-to-covid-19-vaccines/