Health and Medical Care
Decision on the Date of the COVAX AMC Summit
It has been officially decided, after consultations with Gavi, that the COVAX AMC Summit will be held on June 2, co-hosted by the Government of Japan and Gavi. Prime Minister Suga and Foreign Minister Motegi plan to attend the Summit.
In order to overcome COVID-19, it is important to promote fair access to vaccines not only in Japan but also throughout the world. Japan will continue to work to deliver more vaccines with guaranteed safety, efficacy, and quality to developing countries in a fair and equitable manner, including through co-hosting the Summit.
［Note］COVAX Facility (COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility)
The COVAX Facility is a comprehensive mechanism for resource mobilization and supply coordination led by Gavi. It aims to secure equitable access to vaccines regardless of income levels. COVAX enables supply of COVID-19 vaccines swiftly at an affordable price, leveraging economies of scale through guaranteeing purchase and market demand for vaccine. Of these, the Advance Market Commitment (AMC) require a total of US$8.3 billion by the end of 2021, but it is about US$1.7 billion short of the requirement.