“We produced and developed the Oxford vaccine as a vaccine for the world,” Professor Gilbert said about the campaign. “We are happy to support a new initiative to get Covid_19 vaccines to as many people as possible.”
Professor Gilbert is the latest major scientific and public health figure to draw attention to the risk of vaccine inequality, amid rising fears that poorer countries will not be able to get access to the vaccines.
The fund supports Personal Protective equipment, PPE for critical care workers, vaccine research, treatment and support for vulnerable people.
Most African countries await millions of doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.