Almost 50% of vaccines administered worldwide have been in Europe and North America.
Poorer countries have vaccinated less than 1%of their populations.1
Lower-income countries have long been dealing with global health inequalities, such as ill-equipped healthcare systems, inaccessibility of medications and vaccines, and higher mortality rates for curable and preventable diseases.
The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened these inequalities.
In Africa alone, only 2.5% of the 6.4 billion vaccine doses administered globally have been given in the continent. Yet, they make up over 17% of the world’s population.2 Not to mention, many countries are still waiting for their first set of vaccine shipments. Once received they will also need medical resources to properly roll out the vaccinations. This includes personal protective equipment, mobile clinics, and public education.3
Vaccine inequity is the world’s biggest obstacle to ending this pandemic and recovering from COVID-19.
—Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization
ACT NOW TO BRIDGE THE HEALTHCARE GAP
In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, access to vaccines, treatment, and public health education has to increase.
Many Canadian charities are providing lifesaving services and resources where it’s needed most around the world. They are facilitating vaccine roll outs, providing personal protective equipment, offering medical treatment, and much more.
There’s still more work to be done. Now is your chance to fight COVID-19 for those who can’t.
JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19
As we now face a new variant, it’s natural to feel scared and hopeless. But you can take back your power and fight COVID-19 by donating to the International COVID-19 Relief Fund. Your gift will help increase access to vaccines, deliver PPE, offer public education resources, provide medical services and equipment, and much more.
Until everyone has access to vaccines and other critical medical resources the virus will continue to spread. Join us in ending the pandemic once and for all.
About the International COVID-19 Relief Fund
The International COVID-19 Relief Fund includes __ registered Canadians charities that are supporting countries severely impacted by COVID-19. We regularly update the list of charities in the International COVID-19 Relief Fund. To see the full list of charities, click here.
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