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The Covid-19 crisis “has revealed how unequal our societies are,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a message issued Monday for World Health Day.

Underlining the inequalities and injustices that have been evident throughout the pandemic, the UN chief said in his message for the day to be marked on Wednesday that the vast majority of vaccine doses administered so far have been limited to “some rich countries”. “or those producing purged shots for distribution, the Xinhua news agency reported.

“Domestically, illness and death from Covid-19 has been highest among people and communities struggling with poverty, adverse living and working conditions, discrimination and social exclusion,” Guterres said.

Thanks to the COVAX initiative, the UN-backed international effort to ensure equal vaccines worldwide, more countries are receiving doses, “but most people in low- and middle-income countries still have to watch and wait.” , added the senior UN official.

“Such inequalities are immoral and they are dangerous to our health, our economies and our societies.”

To date, COVAX has shipped more than 36 million doses to 86 countries, UN chief Stephane Dujarric’s spokeswoman told reporters at UN headquarters on Monday.

Algeria received more than 36,000 doses over the weekend from COVAX, he said, helping to speed up the vaccination campaign already underway there.

“UN Resident Coordinator Eric Overvest said the new doses will help keep no one behind,” Dujarric added. “Our field teams have helped train healthcare workers, raise awareness about vaccines and supported the cold chain.”

As of April 5, the World Health Organization is reporting that there have been nearly 131,021,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19, including more than 2,850,520 deaths.

By the end of March 31, 547,727,346 doses of vaccine had been administered worldwide.

“As we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, we must implement policies and allocate resources so that everyone can enjoy the same health outcomes,” Guterres said.

This will include achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, he added, “and that means providing universal health coverage so that everyone, wherever they can thrive.”

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