India can speed up the Corona vaccine’s campaign to reach developing and poor countries through the United Nations and on other global forums. Many poor and developing countries have expressed concern that the vaccine should not be occupied only by rich countries and rich people and ensure its equitable distribution. Polio and TB vaccines have not reached a sufficient amount in all countries till date. African countries have expressed special concern in this regard.
India has given confidence:
The system of vaccine manufacture and distribution in India is stronger than in other countries. At the same time, India is ready to fulfill the needs of all the countries which are in need. India has agreed with neighboring countries in this regard. At the same time during the Bangladesh tour, Harshvardhan Shringla had said that if the vaccine is made, then our friends, colleagues, neighbors will get it and for us Bangladesh has always been a priority. India has also assured Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh. Sources say that in the last few days, the manufacture and penetration of the vaccine has become a debate on almost all the global forums.
WHO has made the arrangement:
The World Health Organization created the COVAX Center in April to ensure that any vaccine is evenly distributed. It is trying to bring central governments, scientists, social institutions and private sector together. However, vaccine-making companies like Pfizer are not yet part of it. But the company has expressed its desire for a possible supply to COVAX. Institutions like UNICEF are also raising the issue of ensuring vaccine reach to poor countries.
It will take time to reach poor countries:
Experts say that it is less likely that the first vaccines of the corona virus will reach poor countries. Based on the advance contracts with Pfizer for the purchase of vaccines, it is estimated that 1.1 billion doses are known to be entirely in rich countries. Countries like Japan and Britain which have already placed orders for vaccines are members of COVAX. In such a situation, some developing countries may get the vaccines they buy. The US, which orders 60 million doses, is not included in COVAX. But a new strategy is expected after Biden becomes president.
India is a big center of hope:
The hope rests on the discovery of new vaccines. India has emerged as a major center of hope for the world. During Kovid, India has helped about 150 countries. India’s campaign is also progressing responsibly on vaccine discovery.
Tried to bring these vaccines to equal reach
Polio: Polio vaccines were created in the 1950s and 60s. The virus was eradicated in most developed countries within a decade. But it took until August of this year to declare the continent of Africa as polio-free. Afghanistan and Pakistan are still suffering from the disease.
Tuberculosis: The disease killed 1.4 million people last year. These numbers are higher than those killed by Kovid-19. The tuberculosis vaccine was developed nearly a century ago, but since that time there have been millions of deaths. There was no shared will to avoid deaths from universalizing the vaccine.
Measles: In the year 2018, measles killed around 140,000 people in the world, mostly children below five years. There is a safe measles vaccine, which prevents the death of millions of people every year. But 1 in 7 children in the world do not receive it within a year of their birth, making them unsafe.