EU, WHO launch €40 mln programme for Georgia, Eastern Partnership countries to support vaccination

  • The new programme aims to prepare the six countries for the receipt and administering of vaccines. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Agenda.ge, 11 Feb 2021 - 16:35, Tbilisi,Georgia

The six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine will soon benefit from a new programme launched by the European Union in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO) today worth over €40 million, that aims to ensure local readiness and preparedness for a safe and effective vaccination of the population.

Today's programme comes in addition to the €1 billion of EU assistance to address the health pandemic and support the longer term socio-economic recovery of the region", said Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi, responsible for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations.

The new programme aims to prepare the six countries for the receipt and administering of vaccines.

The programme includes risk communication and community engagement, support to vaccine supply chain management, vaccination data and safety monitoring, training of health managers and medical staff involved in the vaccination campaign, scheduling of the vaccinations, as well as key logistical support for the delivery and handling of the vaccines and supplies.

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