Khartoum, Oct. 3 (SUNA) - The Embassy of the United States in Sudan has announced the arrival of 1,000,350 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States through COVAX, a worldwide initiative established to achieve equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, adding that this batch brings the US total number of vaccines provided to the people of Sudan to 4,685,480 and is part of the US commitment in leading the global response to end the pandemic and with the singular objective of saving lives, indicating that cumulative U.S. donation of vaccines is the largest by a single country to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Sudan.

The embassy said in a press release that "safe and effective vaccines are the US best tool to end the pandemic, and the United States has committed to purchasing and donating over 1.2 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses worldwide.  To date, the United States has delivered vaccines to more than 115 countries.  Across sub-Saharan Africa, the U.S. Government has committed over $2.1 billion to 48 countries to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and has donated over 181 million vaccine doses to countries in the region.  The US commitment to provide COVID-19 vaccines to 92 Gavi Advance Market Commitment economies and African Union Member States will continue to fulfill U.S. President Biden’s commitment to strengthen the fight against the global pandemic."

 "As President Biden has said: the United States is committed to bringing the same urgency to international vaccination efforts that the United States has demonstrated at home", the embassy added.

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