COVID-19 has changed our world. We have shared a joint struggle to tackle the pandemic’s impact – on lives, communities and economies – and to find new vaccines, diagnostic tools and treatments that will enable us to collectively control the pandemic. As the largest vaccine procurer in the world, UNICEF joined the global ‘Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator’ (ACT-A): a ground-breaking partnership to ensure the equitable supply of lifesaving vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics to people most at risk, around the world.
Thanks to the generosity of donors such as yourself, UNICEF has been able to support countries and regions to drive equitable access to vaccines, tests and treatments. Thanks to flexible funding, UNICEF has been able to direct resources to where they are needed most, in one of UNICEF’s most complex and dynamic global responses in history.
As of February 11th, UNICEF and partners have been able to deliver 1.16 billion COVID1-9 vaccine doses across 144 countries.
In addition, as of February 8, UNICEF has been able to deliver:
- 984.9 million syringes to 97 countries
- 10.4 million safety boxes for the disposal of used syringes to 97 countries
- 429.8 million surgical masks
- 9.3 million molecular diagnostic kits
- 42,688 oxygen concentrators
Thank you for your amazing response to this truly historic effort. It has been critical to help countries prepare as vaccine production ramps up, and we have been encouraged by the strength of the results that UNICEF has been able to achieve with your incredible support. We need to maintain our impetus to make sure that UNICEF is able to reach every low- and middle-income country with support, so that no one is left behind – because no one is safe from this virus, until everyone is safe.