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Many countries are contributing to COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines. Can you throw some light on Canada’s contribution, if any?

Yes! Definitely.

Like other countries, Canada is also making an effort to contribute to these unprecedented times.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a profound global impact, with its wide-reaching effects amplified for vulnerable populations both in Canada and around the world.

The eradication of the virus will only be possible until it will eradicate everywhere. That is why Canada is committed to a robust global effort to end the pandemic and address its devastating health, social, economic, and security impacts.

Canada continues to do its part to ensure that everyone, everywhere, has access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines.

Recently the country has contributed $230 million to procure COVID-19 treatments for developing countries in response to urgent priorities identified by the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, launched by the World Health Organization and partners.

This contribution will help to minimize deaths and severe illness from COVID-19, as well as alleviate the burden of the pandemic on already-stretched health systems.

The new investment of $485 million will reinforce the work of key partners of the ACT-Accelerator. It will build on Canada’s commitment to increase global equitable access to COVID-19 medical countermeasures by helping to strengthen health systems in developing countries for the effective deployment and use of new vaccines and therapies.

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