The World Health Organization (WHO) will receive an additional $ 10 million donation from the State of Qatar, as support for the provision of testing equipment, treatment and finding the coronavirus vaccine.
The news was announced on Saturday by Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, during his participation in the 'COVID-19' summit, organized by the organization 'Global Citizen' (GC) through a video conference.
The Qatari Foreign Minister underlined the fact that this assistance is in addition to the previous Qatari contribution of $ 20 million to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI). He said his country is proud to support the campaign undertaken by the GC, with the motto 'Global Goal: Unite for Our Future' (Global Goal: United for Our Future). At the same time, he thanked the European Commission and Global Citizen for this initiative.
Sheikh Al Thani stressed that the COVID-19 pandemic has not only tested the health systems, education and economies around the world, but also human values, as well as the ability to react quickly and show solidarity across borders.
He stated that increasing international support and political commitment is now more necessary than ever in order to guarantee everyone access to COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines.