G20 promise to vaccinate 70% of the world by 2022

The heads of State or Government of the G20 pledged yesterday in Rome to vaccinate at least 70% of the world’s population in 2022, by distributing the drug against the coronavirus to poor countries, sources at the summit confirmed.

The different Ministers of Health and Economy of the forum of the twenty powers of the planet already advanced yesterday the intention to achieve this objective, proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The agreement involves vaccinating 40% of the world’s population this year and 70% by 2022, as illustrated at the opening of the summit in Rome by the host prime minister, the Italian Mario Draghi.

This to “fully achieve the objective of a true and equitable recovery” and was agreed by all the leaders gathered at the summit, added the sources.

On its first day of debates, The G20 held a panel entitled “Global Economy and Health” to address solutions to the health crisis caused by the coronavirus in the last year and a half, a question faced by all leaders in their speeches.

Furthermore, “many” of them defended the need to maintain a “multilateral” policy in search of these solutions.

Italy, with the rotating presidency of the G20 this year, proposed to strengthen the world bodies on Health to “make up for the insufficient coordination between health and financial authorities evidenced during the pandemic.”

The family photo of the G20 leaders whose summit is being held in Rome had the special presence of a representation of health workers, doctors and volunteers who have fought and are fighting on the front line against the coronavirus pandemic in Italy.

Representatives of other institutions joined the photo of the heads of State and Government of the 18 countries present, since the Russian leaders Vladimir Putin and Chinese Xi Jinping are missing.


They will share technology

In addition to donating doses to developing countries, they also spoke of the need to increase productive capacity and transfer technologies in areas such as Africa, also to prevent future health crises.


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