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COVID vaccines

Japan commits another $800m to COVAX vaccine program

Gavi summit raises $2.4bn, meeting funding shortfall for 1.8bn doses

After announcing another $800 million donation to the COVAX facility, Japanese Prime Minister Suga called on other countries to also contribute. (Screenshot from The Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment Summit's YouTube page)

TOKYO -- Japan is donating another $800 million to the COVAX facility, in addition to the $200 million the country has already disbursed, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday.

COVAX, which is led by Gavi, the World Health Organization and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, aims to secure vaccines to achieve equitable access, particularly among developing countries.

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