EU, WHO team up to help with COVID-19 vaccinations in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine

PARIS (Reuters) - The European Union and the World Health Organization on Thursday said they would spend 40 million euros ($48.48 million) over three years to ensure better access to COVID-19 vaccines in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

“The funds will initially be used to support the phases of preparedness and readiness, with an emphasis on imminent needs in strategic areas such as planning, equipment & supplies, training of health workers and information,” the WHO said.

“This will be followed with support for effective deployment and monitoring of vaccine roll-out.”

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Reporting by Matthias Blamont; Editing by Alison Williams