Birna Thórarinsdóttir, Executive Director at UNICEF Iceland, and Robert Wessman, the Chairman and Founder Alvotech, signed a collaboration agreement today, under which the companies, Alvotech and sister company Alvogen will donate USD 100 thousand (over ISK 12.7 million) towards UNICEF’s struggle against the corona virus. The contribution will be used in UNICEF's participation in COVAX collaboration work in which the fund plays a key role in getting vaccines to over 90 low and middle income countries.
UNICEF and COVAX collaboration
The objective of the COVAX collaboration is to ensure the provision of 2 billion vaccine doses by the end of 2021. After months of preparation, vaccines, syringes and other equipment are starting to arrive. COVAX vaccines have now reached, among other places, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Cambodia, Sudan, Rwanda and Senegal. Other countries will be added to this group over the coming days and weeks. The evolution of COVID-19 vaccines and the achievements of the COVAX partnership can be monitored in a new dashboard launched by UNICEF.