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Emergency Grant Aid promoting COVID-19 vaccination in Latin American and the Caribbean and African countries

February 25, 2022

On February 25, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 30 million US dollars to Latin American and the Caribbean and African countries that suffer from the impact of Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

  1. This assistance will provide 17 countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean and African regions with cold chain equipment including medical equipment such as cold-storage facilities and the capacity building assistance for promoting vaccination in each country, among others, as “Last One Mile Support” through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
  2. In order to overcome COVID-19, it is important to ensure and promote equitable access to vaccines throughout the world.Japan will continue to make its contributions in order to supply vaccines and strengthen the delivery and vaccination capacities including through “Last One Mile Support” and assistance via the COVAX Facility.

〔Recipient countries〕
(Latin America and the Caribbean: 7 countries)
Ecuador, El Salvador, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Belize, Bolivia, Honduras

(Africa: 10 countries)
Botswana, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Namibia, Niger, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo

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