The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has said that the world body is pushing for equal access to COVID-19 vaccines by all countries once they are available.
The UNGA President, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, said developing nations, including Ghana, Nigeria, and other African countries, had done better than the developed nations with the management of the pandemic.
Muhammad-Bande said this on Monday during a virtual press conference. The UNGA President noted that COVID-19 had spread rapidly and extensively to most countries in the world, resulting in considerable mortality in Europe and the United States as well as in numerous upper-middle-income countries in South America and Asia.
Muhammad-Bande stated, “COVID-19 has reminded us that we cannot have peace when your neighbors are having no peace; you cannot be healthy when your neighbors are not healthy. The pandemic has brought this to bear directly.”