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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.

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