Thursday, December 17, 2020

WHO Vaccine Program Risks Failure

The WHO Covax program to deliver Covid-19 vaccines to poorer countries faces a “very high” risk of failure, potentially leaving nations home to billions of people with no access to vaccines until as late as 2024, internal documents reviewed by Reuters reveal. 

The scheme targets poor and middle income countries around the world against the coronavirus. It aims to deliver at least 2 billion vaccine doses by the end of 2021 to cover 20 percent of the most vulnerable people in 91 poor and middle-income countries, mostly in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 

The WHO did not respond to a request for comment – although a Gavi* spokesperson said they remain confident they can achieve their goals. 

[*An alliance of governments, drug companies, charities and international organizations that arranges global vaccination campaigns. Gavi co-lead Covax alongside WHO]. 

I’m sure China will step in and ensure Covax fulfils its mission. 

Raihana Mohd Ghaus, a member of the PPTD Toastmasters Club of Putrajaya addresses earthlings in this micro video to promote WSD 2021:


Raihana is an interesting speaker – it is easy to see that speaking comes naturally to her. For her, it’s all about clarity, coherence and cogency in her message. 

There is also that reticent cheerfulness that resides within because when she speaks, you can feel the positive vibes coming from her. 

World Speech Day is the right platform for public speaking. And a public speaking event that connects communities, cities and countries – through the power of speeches!

#unexpectedvoices #worldspeechday

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