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04-02-2021 | Press Conferences

IFRC press conference 04 February 2021


IFRC announces new plan to reach 500 million people with COVID-19 vaccines

As COVID-19 immunization efforts continue in wealthy countries, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is announcing a new plan to support efforts to ensure equitable vaccine distribution.

Senior IFRC officials will also warn of the “potentially devastating” public health consequences of inequitable vaccine distribution.

The new, 100 million Swiss franc initiative will focus on supporting and funding efforts to ensure that at-risk and highly vulnerable communities are included in national vaccine campaigns, in both wealthy and developing settings.


  • Jagan Chapagain, IFRC Secretary General
  • Emanuele Capobianco, IFRC Director of Health



  • Matthew Cochrane, Head of media/Spokesperson, IFRC

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