The European Union and the WHO Regional Office for Europe will support together the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination in Armenia. The project funded by the European Union and implemented by the World Health Organisation (WHO) will cover all phases of COVID-19 vaccine deployment and vaccination, and will serve as a major investment to strengthen the routine immunisation system.
The project will be implemented by the WHO over a three-year period as part of a €40 million EU-funded initiative to support six Eastern partner countries in preparing, deploying and monitoring rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.
“Vaccines bring us closer towards the end of the pandemic. However, we will never beat the pandemic if the vaccination coverage concentrates only in certain parts of the world,” said the Ambassador of the European Union to Armenia, Andrea Wiktorin. “The European Union stands by Armenia also during the process of vaccination to ensure we soon can meet together without the fear for the lives of ourselves and our close ones. Together, we will beat this pandemic faster.”
The funds will be used initially to support the first phase of preparedness and deployment, with an emphasis on imminent needs in strategic areas such as planning, equipment/supplies, training of health workers and information campaigns.
The project builds on the European Union’s and WHO’s ongoing support to countries’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the joint €35 million EU Solidarity for Health Initiative, aimed to support the partner countries in their fight against the virus and address better the needs of the most vulnerable people.
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