Two Billion Vaccine Doses for 190 Countries Inside COVAX’s Mission to Save the World

The World Health Organization has launched the biggest vaccination campaign in human history, with the aim of distributing doses to 190 countries and limiting the risk of dangerous mutations. But the project is a race against time.
Helpers delivering vaccines in Jumla, Nepal: Thousands of cooling boxes have to be brought to the most remote corners of the globe.

Helpers delivering vaccines in Jumla, Nepal: Thousands of cooling boxes have to be brought to the most remote corners of the globe.

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Team leader Lucy Kakowa in Nganja, Malawi: "Looking at Europe gives me goose bumps.”

Team leader Lucy Kakowa in Nganja, Malawi: "Looking at Europe gives me goose bumps.”

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The biggest criticism of the initiative remains that it turns financially weaker countries into supplicants.