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Japan Leads Pledges of $2.4 Billion to Bridge Covax Funding Gap

  • PM Suga says Japan will donate additional $800 million
  • Countries also pledge to donate millions of Covid vaccines
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Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga led donations totaling $2.4 billion aimed at closing a funding gap that has hampered the distribution of coronavirus vaccinations to poorer nations around the world.

At a summit on Wednesday co-hosted with Gavi, the vaccine alliance, Suga said Japan will provide an additional $800 million to the World Health Organization-backed Covax initiative that is purchasing vaccines for 92 low-and-middle-income countries.