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UN insists on equitable distribution of vaccines

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UN insists on equitable distribution of vaccines

United Nations, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The UN Secretary General, António Guterres, insisted today on the need to guarantee equitable access to vaccines against Covid-19 and called for more investment in this regard.
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Such was the call made by Guterres during his speech at the event to mobilize resources for the global association known as ACT-Accelerator (ACT Accelerator), which focuses on the distribution of these immunizers.

Vaccine inequity is the greatest moral failure of our time and people and countries are paying the price, stressed the highest representative of the United Nations.

In his opinion, the good news is that “recent progress shows how we can deliver when we have the resources and come together.”

In this third year of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world is far from meeting the crucial objectives set in terms of the distribution of vaccines and treatments, lamented the Secretary General.

Together we can get the economic recovery back on track and rescue the Sustainable Development Goals, but it is necessary to act now, said the Portuguese diplomat.

However, he added, many low-and middle-income countries are still not getting enough tools to end the pandemic and protect their communities.

In this sense, he warned, unless access is guaranteed, the pandemic will not disappear and people’s sense of insecurity will only deepen.

Guterres highlighted how the ACT-Accelerator can provide a cost-effective, coordinated and credible route out of the health crisis and help low and middle-income nations.

This mechanism seeks to streamline initiatives to end the pandemic, supporting the development and equitable distribution of diagnoses, vaccines and treatments that the world needs, as published by the United Nations on its official sites.

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