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Qatar provides $ 450,000 in Covid vaccine aid to the Philippines-Doha News

More than 30 countries around the world Essential assistance From Qatar since the pandemic broke out in late 2019.

Qatar Loan 50,000 Sinovac vaccines in the Philippines at a total cost of $ 450,000 to help the Philippines work on the Covid-19 pandemic, Qatar Development Fund [QFFD] Announced.

The latest initiative is in line with the commitment of the Gulf countries to ensure access to the countries in need of the coronavirus vaccine worldwide.

The latest wave in the Philippines has led to thousands of infectious diseases and a surge in inpatients every day.

On Tuesday alone, health officials reported 15,789 new COVID-19 infections, raising the national total to 3,475,293. In mid-January, the country reported more than 30,000 cases per day.

QFFD spends $ 67 million in a global battle with Covid-19

Due to the significant increase in cases, national authorities have begun to request assistance to ensure that adequate vaccination is provided to eligible populations. So far, only 52% of the country has been fully vaccinated and more than 40 million people are waiting for their injections.

For this reason, Qatar has intervened to support vaccination activities in neighboring countries and help them return to stability.

Doha recently sent 3.4 tonnes of medical assistance to support Manila’s medical system. It contained 50 oxygen cylinders and various medicines for the infected.

The latest vaccine initiative was not the first for Qatar. In fact, last year, Gulf countries worked with Gavi to pledge $ 10 million and the COVAX Advance Market Commitment, a financial mechanism launched to raise 1.3 billion doses of vaccine to countries in need by the end of 2021. Assisted (AMC).

The fund also included a $ 67 million fund paid In different countries Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), Helping you tackle Covid-19 challenges around the world over the past year.

This aid was used to help more than 23 countries in the fight against deadly viruses.

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In August, the country provided hundreds of vaccine doses to Afghan refugees A person who fled the country following the Taliban’s position of power.

Lebanon We also received 31,250 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine with a support package from QFFD.

The list of recipients also included Nepal and Pakistan. These have recently received hundreds of kilograms of coveted medical donations.

Since the pandemic began in late 2019, more than 30 countries around the world have received essential assistance from Qatar.

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