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Japan Pledges $130 Million for Fair Global Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

By Kyodo News 9 October 2020

TOKYO—Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Thursday that Japan would contribute more than US$130 million (166.44 billion) to an international framework to ensure that developing countries have fair access to coronavirus vaccines.

The disbursement to the COVAX Facility is part of roughly $300 million in financial support Japan offered in June to the global vaccine alliance Gavi, which co-leads the facility, for five years from 2021.

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