On February 25, the Government of Japan decided to provide US$30 million in Emergency Grant Assistance to Latin American and Caribbean and African countries affected by the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
- This assistance will provide 17 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and Africa with cold chain equipment including medical equipment such as cold storage facilities and capacity building assistance to promote vaccination in each country, among others as “Last One Mile Support” through the United Nations Children’s Fund. Nations (UNICEF).
- To tackle COVID-19, it is important to ensure and promote equitable access to vaccines worldwide. Japan will continue to contribute to supplying vaccines and strengthening delivery and vaccination capacity including through “Last One Mile Support” and assistance through the COVAX Facility.
(Latin America and the Caribbean: 7 countries)
Ecuador, El Salvador, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Belize, Bolivia, Honduras
(Africa: 10 countries)
Botswana, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Namibia, Niger, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo
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Coronavirus: Emergency Grant Assistance promoting COVID-19 vaccination in Latin American and Caribbean and African countries
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