Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) was in attendance at a donor country conference for Corona vaccine on Monday. Norway will contribute NOK 13 billion to vaccine work.
The amount includes just over NOK 10 billion for the vaccine alliance group Gavi over the next ten years.
Monday’s online conference, organized by the EU, aims to raise € 7.5 billion – around NOK 85 billion to develop Covid-19 vaccine, testing and treatment. Norway is listed as a donor with just over NOK 2.1 billion towards that goal.
“Today marks a turning point and the beginning of an unprecedented global movement,” the Prime Minister said in her speech at the global online meeting.
She also recalled that only half the job is done when vaccine and treatment has been developed.
– What we will achieve must be fairly distributed and accessible to everyone, Solberg emphasised at the conference, which Norway had been invited to co- host.
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