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World Bank Approves $12B To Finance Virus Vaccines, Care

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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2020, file photo, a health worker, right, administers the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine currently on phase III clinical trials to Cem Gun, an emergency medicine physician at the Acibadem Hospital in Istanbul. The World Bank has approved $12 billion in financing to help developing countries buy and distribute coronavirus vaccines, tests, and treatments, aiming to support the vaccination of up to 1 billion people, the bank said in a statement late Tuesday, Oct. 13. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel, File)

The World Bank says it has approved $12 billion in financing to help developing countries buy and distribute coronavirus vaccines, tests, and treatments. The bank said in a statement late Tuesday that the aim is to support the vaccination of up to 1 billion people and to signal to researchers and the pharmaceutical industry that people living in poor countries need access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. It is part of a wider World Bank Group package of up to $160 billion to help developing countries fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The bank said its pandemic response programs are reaching 111 countries.

 

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