Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are working with WHO director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in what they see as an urgent need in low-income countries for access to COVID-19 vaccines.
Ahead of the G20 Summit in Rome this weekend, they pair published an open letter on WHO’s website that said in part: “Of the almost 7 billion doses that have been administered globally, just 3 percent of people in low-income countries have had a jab so far. Where are the rest?”
The statement continued, “COVAX, the initiative designed to help achieve fair global access to COVID vaccines, has been promised 1.3 billion doses to be donated for the low-income countries it supports, yet it has been able to ship only 150 million – 11.5 percent – to date. Where are the rest?”