Karen Gee x UNICEF Australia
Karen Gee is proudly supporting UNICEF Australia's vaccine equity campaign 'Give the World a Shot'.
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Why UNICEF Australia?
Since its foundation in 1936, UNICEF has built an unprecedented global-health support system, resulting in the establishment of the world’s largest vaccine procurement, storage, shipping, cold chain, and distribution network in more than 190 countries. Today, UNICEF reaches half of the world’s children, in more than 99 countries, with over 2 billion vaccines for preventable diseases every year, in some of the most remote places on earth.
For this reason, UNICEF has been chosen to lead the global COVID-vaccine procurement and delivery - a worldwide initiative established to accelerate the development, production, and equitable distribution of a safe and effective vaccine, named the COVAX Facility. COVAX is a ground-breaking collaboration between 191 countries – its aim is simple: ensure every country in the world has fair and equal access to the COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments. It’s co-led by Gavi (The Vaccine Alliance) and the WHO, among others.
As part of the COVAX Facility, UNICEF is using its extensive knowledge and infrastructure to deliver COVID-19 vaccines around the world, as well as supplying test kits and life-saving medical supplies to treat people who’ve contracted the virus. As experts with 75 years of experience in in large-scale vaccination initiatives and responding to public health emergencies, UNICEF is the only global organisation ready to deliver an operation of this size.