Meghan Markle And Prince Harry are working for global access to the COVID-19 vaccine along with WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. For this reason, they wrote an open letter to G20 Summit leaders who attended a meeting in Rome last week. The purpose of this open letter was to expand vaccine access in low-income nations.
The open letter was published on the WHO’s website. It stated, “When the leaders of the world’s wealthiest nations met at the G7 Summit in June, they collectively announced that 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines would be sent to low- and low-and-middle-income countries to help vaccinate the world. Pharmaceutical companies have pledged almost the same.”
The couple also mentioned, “Yet, as several nations still don’t even have enough vaccines for their own health workers, the world is left asking: Where are the doses?” Then they said, “Of the almost 7 billion doses that have been administered globally, just 3 percent of people in low-income countries have had a jab so far. Where are the rest?”
They continued, “COVAX, the initiative designed to help achieve fair global access to COVID vaccines, has been promised 1.3 billion doses to be donated for the low-income countries it supports, yet it has been able to ship only 150 million — 11.5 percent — to date. Where are the rest?”
Meghan and Prince Harry also invited their followers to donate and help vulnerable families around the world. The letter concluded in this way, “We cannot think of a more resonant way to honor our son’s birthday,” they said. “If we all show up, with compassion for those we both know and don’t know, we can have a profound impact. Even a small contribution can have a ripple effect. Together, we can uplift, protect, and care for one another.”