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Global Citizen: Wealthy Countries Must Pay $5 in Delivery Costs for Every $1 Spent on COVID-19 Vaccines for the Poor

For every dollar a donor country invests to secure COVID-19 vaccine doses for poorer nations, an additional $5 must be pledged to deliver the vaccines effectively, a new report by humanitarian organization CARE International has revealed.

The report clarifies that of the $5 delivery cost, half must be dedicated to funding, training and supporting health workers who are critical in administering vaccines, running education campaigns, linking communities to health services and establishing the rapport required for patients to feel safe.

The remaining half should go to childcare costs, health infrastructure, education campaigns and keeping health workers safe.

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