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Monkeypox: WHO to share vax amid inequity fears

Monkeypox: WHO to share vax amid inequity fears


London, June 15

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it's creating a new vaccine-sharing mechanism to stop the outbreak of monkeypox in more than 30 countries beyond Africa. The move could result in the United Nations health agency distributing scarce vaccine doses to rich countries that can otherwise afford them.

To some health experts, the initiative potentially misses the opportunity to control monkeypox virus in the African countries where it has infected people for decades, serving as another example of the inequity in vaccine distribution that was seen during the Covid pandemic. — AP

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