WHO's Tedros says discussed US support for COVAX vaccine with CDC chief

The World Health Organization chief said on Friday that he had discussed US support for its vaccine-sharing program COVAX in a call with the head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"I so appreciated today's call with CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on our organizations' enduring partnership," WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Twitter.

The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, which includes COVAX, has a $27 billion budget gap. Earlier this week, an ACT meeting document showed it was set to seek $6-$9 billion in total support from the United States.
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