Egypt’s health minister calls for WHO to provide free COVID-19 vaccines to low-income countries


Egypt's Health Minister Hala Zayed has called on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to provide free coronavirus vaccines to low-income countries, especially to the societies that are most vulnerable to the deadly disease. Addressing the 67th session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, Zayed also urged the WHO to provide the vaccines at affordable prices for middle-income countries. The two-day virtual session, headed by the Egyptian minister, who was elected unanimously to head the session, is attended by high-level representatives from 22 countries of the Eastern Mediterranean region and aims to discuss health issues. The minister urged all countries to participate in clinical trials for vaccines against the coronavirus and other diseases. She stressed the importance of supplying crisis-stricken countries with the necessary drugs and more...