The world is more than 14 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, but the scenes in countries like Brazil and India serve as a stark reminder that this global crisis is far from over.
Vaccination programmes offer a clear route out and more than one billion doses have already been administered worldwide. However, the reality is that inequality in healthcare means not everyone has access to the vaccine and just 0.3 per cent of those doses were given to people in low-income countries.
It’s also estimated the world’s poorest countries won’t reach a 60 per cent vaccination rate until after 2023. Unless that changes, the pandemic can’t be brought fully under control and these communities will continue to face life threatening outbreaks.
SThree is supporting a project by UNICEF to help them deliver two billion vaccines to health workers and the most at-risk people around the world. Your donation will also ensure vaccines are safely stored using cold chain equipment and that health workers are protected and trained to inoculate their communities.
SThree will match fund the donations made by our colleagues up to £10,000.