Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg, announced on Instagram earlier today that her foundation will be donating 100,000 euros to COVAX, a vaccine program with a mission to ensure equal access to vaccines across the globe.
In her Instagram post, Greta Thunberg writes:
“About 1 in 4 people in high-income countries have received a COVID-19 vaccine, compared with just 1 in more than 500 in low-income countries.
My foundation will donate €100000 to support COVAX to ensure a more equitable global COVID-19 vaccine distribution. #VaccineEquity #OneWorldProtected“
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The COVAX program was founded by WHO, World Health Organization, and Gavi, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), with a mission to ensure equal testing and vaccine distribution in low-income countries where governments aren’t been able to afford the same roll-out procedures as other countries.
Together with WHO, Greta will also be launching a project to help young people prevent the spread of Covid-19 as well as rebuild in the aftermath of the pandemic. Starting today, youngsters all over the world will be able to apply for grants to kickstart local projects aiming to combat the pandemic.