(BVI News) The BVI is one of 24 Caribbean countries that will benefit from The European Union’s (EU) grant of 3 million euros given to the region for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines (COVAX) or treatments when they become available.
The countries that will benefit from the grant are all members of Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).
The funds are to assist CARPHA Member States to meet their down payment obligations to participate in the COVAX Facility which was set up to secure COVID-19 vaccines for low-income countries.
The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) will receive the funds from CARPHA for transfer to the COVAX Facility on behalf of these Caribbean countries.
When the vaccines are available, Member States will purchase them through the PAHO Revolving Fund.