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PM Hasina to join virtual Global Vaccine Summit on June 4

Diplomatic Correspondent |
Update: 2020-06-02 3:54:58 PM
PM Hasina to join virtual Global Vaccine Summit on June 4
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina (File Photo)

DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to join the Global Vaccine Summit virtually to be hosted by the UK on June 4.

UK High Commission in Dhaka in a message said, “We would like to welcome Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for joining the Global Vaccine Summit. Vaccine plays a vital role for public health.”

The Global Vaccine Summit will be an entirely virtual event amid no hope of respite from the coronavirus pandemic very soon.

The UK government and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, are working with partners and have finalised plans for the Summit programme and format, which are being shared with partners in due course.

The UK government will host Gavi’s third donor pledging conference on 3-4 June, 2020 to mobilise at least US$ 7.4 billion in additional resources to protect the next generation with vaccines, reduce disease inequality and create a healthier, safer and more prosperous world.

The conference works to put countries' needs at the forefront of discussions.

It will bring together private and public sector global leaders, build long-term sustainability and vaccine supply security to reduce disease inequality and create a safer and more prosperous world.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called on countries to come together in a “truly global effort” to defeat coronavirus.

BDST: 1554 HRS, JUN 02, 2020

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