WHO is Developing a Program of Assistance to Poor Countries to Combat COVID-19
At the same time, the WHO representative refused to comment on the details of the Access to Covid-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) initiative, saying only that consultations on the document to be presented to the leaders of the G20 countries on the eve of the Rome summit at the end of October are continuing. It is assumed that WHO will ask the G20 and other donors to allocate additional funds in the amount of $22.8 billion by September 2022.
The goal is to fill the huge supply gap between rich and poor countries. To date, the assistance program has secured financial support commitments of more than $18.5 billion. An agreement on additional support should be reached by the end of November.