UNICEF receives US $39 million from Japan for vaccine cold chains in Nigeria and other countries

NIGERIA – Nigeria will benefit from Japan’s US $39 million donation to UNICEF for provision of cold chain equipment in priority storage sites based on gap analyses, to improve storage capacity for vaccines and facilitate monitoring of vaccine potency. Thirty-one more countries in Africa and Latin America will benefit from this donation. The support from the Government of Japan complements the work of the COVAX Facility, an international vaccine procurement mechanism working to ensure that people in all countries have quick and equitable access to vaccines. This has a far-reaching…

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Japan supports Zimbabwe combat COVID-19 through a vaccine cold chain

ZIMBABWE – The Government of Japan has extended its support to the COVID-19 response through its partnership with UNICEF, by improving the COVID-19 vaccines cold chain – ensuring crucial vaccines can be adequately transported and stored. This funding aims to assist the government’s capacity to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. The support from Japan includes procurement of cold chain equipment as well as strengthening health facility capacity to manage the equipment for a smoother roll out of the COVID-19 vaccines. The grant is a continuation of Japan’s support towards UNICEF’s multi-sectoral…

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World leaders put their weight behind COVAX in bid to achieve equitable vaccine supply

JAPAN – The Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) summit hosted in Tokyo by Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and Gavi Board Chair; José Manuel Barroso brought together world leaders who have pledged their support toward COVAX AMC in procurement and supply of Covid vaccines. During the summit, donors pledged USD 775 million for vaccine delivery. An additional 2.4 billion USD was secured raking up the COVID-19 vaccine procurement fund to 9.6 billion USD. At the event today, a number of donor governments announced significant new commitments worth a total…

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