Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that Ireland will be providing €18 million as part of a worldwide fund to tackle Covid-19.
The funding will be used between 2021 and 2025.
Varadkar stated “The only way we can defeat a global threat is by working together on a multilateral basis. Ireland and the European Union are committed to doing exactly that”.
The funding will go towards the supporting organisations such as the World Health Organisation, The United National Central Emergency Response Fund and the United Nations National Children’s Fund.
This is the message I sent to the EU/G20 video conference today on the efforts to find a #COVID_19 vaccine.— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) May 4, 2020
Ireland pledged €18m to GAVI, the vaccine alliance. The vaccine, if and when it comes, must be available to all countries of the world. pic.twitter.com/NHGNRogilv