AKIPRESS.COM - The delivery of about 2.35 million doses of Pfizer vaccines to Mongolia with the funding from the Government of Japan is successfully completed. The last batch of the vaccines arrived on December 28.
The Government of Japan has provided a total of US$ 21.6 million grant to Mongolia through the UNICEF to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. With this funding, UNICEF has been providing technical, logistical and financial support to the Government of Mongolia in COVID-19 vaccination campaign, procurement of the cold chain equipment, expanding the vaccine storage facility, and vaccine stocks.
“UNICEF highly appreciates the generous financial support from Japan to support Mongolia in its effort to fight the pandemic. I congratulate the Government of Mongolia with the remarkable progress in vaccinating its people against COVID-19, in a timely manner. The Pfizer vaccines delivered through our collaboration helped the country immensely filling the gaps in vaccination” said Evariste Kouassi-Komlan, UNICEF Mongolia Representative.
“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to UNICEF and its staff for their hard efforts for implementing the projects. At the same time, I would like to praise health care workers and the Government of Mongolia for the relentless efforts to respond to the pandemic. I hope that the vaccines procured with Japan’s financial support will help bring COVID-19 pandemic under control, protect health of the Mongolian people and restore the social and economic situation in this country“ said Ambassador of Japan to Mongolia Hiroyuki Kobayashi.
In 2021, UNICEF has provided 46% of the total COVID 19 vaccines supply in Mongolia in partnership with the Government of Mongolia, Government of Japan and COVAX Facility.