Venezuela thanks the WHO for its help in combating the pandemic | News


The Government of Venezuela, through its vice president, Delcy Rodríguez, expressed this Wednesday its gratitude to the director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus, for his cooperation in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.


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Rodríguez also took advantage of his words to reiterate his country’s position, to advocate for an end to inequity in the distribution of anticovid vaccines, whose mechanism delayed the start of the vaccination program in the South American nation.

The Venezuelan vice president highlighted the effectiveness of the Sputnik V (Russia), Sinopharm (China) and Abdala (Cuba) vaccines, which have been used in the vaccination campaign in Venezuela.

Rodríguez’s gratitude came after the director general of the WHO, Tedros Ghebreyesus, recognized the work of the Government of Venezuela to expand and guarantee vaccination against the virus that causes Covid-19.

“Thank you, Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez for a constructive call on the situation and response to Covid-19, and the efforts to expand access to vaccines in Venezuela, The World Health Organization (WHO) and the COVAX mechanism, will continue their support to achieve vaccination equity,” Ghebreyesus said through his digital networks.

According to data from the Government of Venezuela from last January, more than 96 percent of the adult population had been vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus, and in January itself the booster vaccination against the coronavirus began; as well as the immunization of children and adolescents.

Venezuela registers a total of 499,537 cases and 5,504 deaths from COVID-19, since the first infections were detected in March 2020.

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