Venezuela applauds WHO call to guarantee equitable and fair distribution of vaccines against COVID-19

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, applauded the call made by the World Health Organization (WHO) to the United Kingdom and other countries to stop their vaccination program against COVID-19, once the vulnerable groups and health workers have received their injections, with the aim of guaranteeing an equitable global distribution of the drug.

«Coronavirus has left capitalism naked, injustices and inequality can be seen,» declared Maduro, referring that 95% of the vaccines against COVID-19 are in the hands of the most powerful nations, while the countries of the South and the most vulnerable ones do not have access to the medicine.

The WHO noted that developed countries should strive to ensure that doses are distributed fairly around the world.

Meanwhile, the Covax mechanism, promoted by the United Nations (UN), aims to deliver 1.3 billion doses of approved vaccines to low- and middle-income countries in 2021.

Likewise, President Maduro affirmed that «Venezuela works hand in hand with the World Health Organization (WHO) to combat the pandemic», when reporting the efforts made by Venezuela to guarantee treatments and medical care equipment to the population, this Sunday.

Likewise, the Head of State assured that in the coming days the Executive Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez, will hold a meeting with the Director General of the WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, to discuss various issues related to the care and control of COVID-19 In Venezuela.