Two vaccine organizations nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

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The international vaccine organizations CEPI and Gavi have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for their work related to the COVID-19 vaccines.

Norwegian MP Carl-Erik Grimstad (V) nominated the two organizations. He considers them to be representatives of the researchers who have developed corona vaccines.

“This nomination is the strongest peace and freedom project I can imagine in the situation the world has been in the last year. 

“The pandemic has led to an almost previously unthinkable collaboration between competing scientific communities on medicine development. CEPI and Gavi have coordinated this effort, contributed to the financing of a number of vaccine projects, and to, as far as we can see, reasonable pricing,” Grimstad noted in a press release.

He believes that the collaborations CEPI and Gavi have coordinated have led to faster development of technology and test regimes.

“Of great importance”

“It will be of great importance for future medicine collaboration because we all know that sooner or later, we may be hit by new pandemics.”

The vaccine alliance CEPI is headquartered in Oslo. It was founded by Norway in collaboration with, among others, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Norway and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have also been among the key supporters of the Global Vaccine Alliance Gavi, established in 2000. 

Gavi is an association of partners that includes countries, UN organizations, the World Bank, research institutions, NGOs, and the private sector.

Source: #Norway Today, #NorwayTodayNews

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