Municipal medical official in Narvik wants to raise money for vaccines in developing countries

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The municipal medical official in Narvik is one of the initiators behind a new non-profit organization, which wants to collect money for vaccines for people in developing countries.

Together with nurses Anne Svelstad Evju and Kari Arntsen, the municipal medical official in Narvik Municipality, Sverre Håkon Evju, has founded the non-profit organization “Vaccines protects the herd.”

The organization will contribute to fundraising for the purchase of corona vaccines for people in the world’s poorest countries.

According to the organization, at least 70% of the population must be vaccinated so the virus can be defeated.

“Only then do we achieve so-called herd immunity. We are privileged in our prosperous country to be offered a free vaccine… There is a notable unequal distribution of vaccines in the world, largely linked to the economy. People in middle- and low-income countries are the most vulnerable,” Evju said.

The money raised will go in full to Gavi (Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance), which coordinates the global vaccine collaboration Covax.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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