Posted by : Aahil Shaik Friday, June 5, 2020
Saudi Arabia to donate $150 million to Global Vaccines Alliance (GAVI)
Saudi Arabia to donate $150 million to Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) for its efforts to fight with the Corona virus pandemic, The Kingdom has joined various countries from all over the world in pledging money to GAVI.
The Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan confirmed its donation at the Virtual Global Vaccine Summit hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Jhonson (who was hospitalized in April with the Corona and he made a full recovery) and attended by number of states heads and ministers of health sector officials from all over the world.
- This year's virtual summit was focused on the threat from the novel Corona virus disease and the need of developing a vaccine for the virus responsible for the pandemic, that has shut down much of the globe and claimed the lives of more than 380,000 people worldwide.
- Prince Faisal said Now, more than ever, we must remain united and abide by our responsibilities to address our shared challenges. He stated, Saudi Arabia has contributed $25 million to support the efforts of GAVI and its mission in 2016.
- He read the King Salman's statements of the G20 Virtual Summit and said 'Preserving Human health is at the forefront of the concerns of the Saudi Arabia's government', and it has been made a priority.
- He added, based on Islamic and Humanitarian values, Saudi Arabia has provided 86 billion dollars in aid during last 3 decades, these funds supported over 81 countries for improving their livelihood and healthcare.