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Japan to donate $300 million to global coalition for vaccine development

  • February 24, 2022
  • , Yomiuri
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Yomiuri wrote that the GOJ has decided to donate a total of $300 million over five years to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), a global partnership launched in 2017 to develop vaccines. The paper speculated that the move is intended to increase Japan’s presence in global healthcare efforts by contributing to strengthening the global response to infectious diseases. Prime Minister Kishida is planning to convey Japan’s pledge to CEPI Chief Executive Officer Richard Hatchett by phone on Friday.

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