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World British PM Johnson hosts global vaccine summit, calls for funding

01:12  04 june  2020
01:12  04 june  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Towards a "physical" European summit to negotiate the budget

 Towards a UNION-BUDGET-RELANCE-SUMMIT: Towards a "physical" European summit to negotiate the budget © Reuters / Johanna Geron TOWARDS A "PHYSICAL" EUROPEAN SUMMIT TO NEGOTIATE THE BUDGET BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU heads of state and government could meet at face-to-face summit in coming weeks to negotiate next EU budget and plan economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis, thus suspending the removal measures imposed to contain the pandemic, said several diplomats and officials.

Boris Johnson will open a global summit on vaccination on Thursday, which he says will help support the health systems of the world's poorest countries to tackle coronavirus. The prime minister said the event will bring together more than 50 countries, and leading figures including Bill Gates, to raise at

Resource mobilisation process. Global Vaccine Summit 2020. The UK government will host Gavi’s third donor pledging conference to mobilise at least US$ 7.4 billion in additional resources to Catalyse country contributions of US$ 3.6 billion in domestic co-financing and self- funded vaccine programmes.

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host a global vaccine summit on Thursday, urging nations to pledge funding for vaccinations against infectious diseases to help the poorest countries tackle the coronavirus crisis.

Boris Johnson wearing a suit and tie: UK government daily briefing on coronavirus updates © Reuters/Andrew Parsons/10 Downing St UK government daily briefing on coronavirus updates

Representatives of more than 50 countries, including 35 heads of state or government, will come together virtually in London to raise funds for the GAVI vaccine alliance, a public-private global health partnership.

The summit aims to raise at least $7.4 billion (6 billion pounds) for GAVI to immunise a further 300 million children in the world's poorest countries by 2025 against diseases such as polio, diphtheria and measles.

"Just as the UK is the single biggest donor to the international effort to find a coronavirus vaccine, we will remain the world’s leading donor to GAVI, contributing 1.65 billion pounds over the next five years," Johnson said in a statement.

"I urge you to join us to fortify this lifesaving alliance and inaugurate a new era of global health cooperation, which I believe is now the most essential shared endeavour of our lifetimes.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Stephen Addison)

EU Medicines Agency Examines Marketing Authorization Application for Remdesivir .
Frankfurt, Jun 8 (Reuters) - US biotech company Gilead has now applied to the EU for its high-hope drug Remdesivir for the treatment of Covid-19 patients. The European drug agency EMA announced on Monday that it had received the application for marketing authorization and would like to comment on it within a few weeks. The assessment of the benefits and risks of Remdesivir will be done under a shortened schedule.

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