Maduro asked the WHO to speed up Covax vaccines

Head of State, Nicolás Maduro in meeting with Dr, Tedros Adhanom. Photo: Presidential Press

The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, reported this Monday that he held an online meeting with the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr. Tedros Adhanom, as well as with different representatives of this international organization, with the in order to expedite the delivery of vaccines to the people of Venezuela, through the COVAX System.

Through his account on the social network Twitter @ NicolásMaduro, the Head of State wrote that, “I had a very productive videoconference with Dr. Tedros Adhanom, General Director of @WHO, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the @opsoms and the representatives of the GAVI, in order to speed up the delivery of vaccines for our people, through the COVAX System ”.

This Sunday, the national leader indicated that Venezuela has the capital to pay 100% of the resources for the acquisition of just over 11 million vaccines through the Covax mechanism.

Maduro revealed that the first disbursement for the payment of this mechanism of the World Health Organization (WHO) was with resources that were sequestered by the Federal Reserve of the United States.

"The first disbursement for vaccines through Covax was the release of money that was seized by the US and they were deposited in francs because if we did it in dollars the Federal Reserve and the Guaidosista right would steal it," he said.

"We have already got the rest to pay the totality of the little more than 11 million vaccines for Venezuela," he added and announced that in the next few hours he will contact the person in charge of the Covax mechanism to ensure a rapid response to Venezuela.

"That represents a little more than 20% of the vaccines that Venezuela requires, but we are going to continue making efforts to guarantee 100% of the vaccines that the country needs," he emphasized and asked Vice President Delcy Rodríguez to maintain pressure against the Reserve Federal "to release all the money that belongs to Venezuelans."

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In the image, President Nicolás Maduro (Sup) during the videoconference with representatives of the WHO and the Bolivarian Government. Photo: Presidential Press
 

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