What is Covax doing?
COVAX hopes to deliver more than two billion doses to people in 190 countries in less than a year and all 92 countries that are struggling to pay for the vaccine will have their vaccines paid for by a fund sponsored by donors.
The UK government has provided $734m (£548m) and the US pledged $4bn (£2.93bn) in December.
The lower-income countries most likely to receive the first vaccines include Afghanistan, Haiti, DR Congo, Ethiopia and Somalia.
What are their challenges?
Even if COVAX’S target is met, it would still fall short of the level of immunity that experts say is needed to end the pandemic.
In fact, COVAX had ambitious goals to deliver vaccines to poorer countries at the same time as the richer nations also received their doses but the wealthy nations secured bilateral deals with vaccine manufacturers and progressed with vaccine rollouts. This caused COVAX to struggle to obtain enough doses to begin shipping.
All hope is not lost as Ghana was the first developing country to receive the Vaccine and COVAX aims to continue the rollout. At Save an Orphan, we continue to work to support poor countries suffering from a lack of health and care and ensure their communities are supported during COVID-19.
To know more about how you can help, visitwww.saveanorphan.org