The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) will provide Ukraine with UAH 2.5 billion for the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine Svitlana Shatalova says.

“The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the loan agreement proposed by the Ministry of Health as part of the project called Emergency Response to COVID-19 and Vaccination in Ukraine,” the official said.

She informed that the document provides, in particular, funds totaling UAH 840 million for the purchase of a vaccine against coronavirus. In addition, the agreement provides for its transportation to Ukraine, purchase of equipment, and trainings on waste disposal.

Moreover, additional equipment will be purchased to provide a cold chain for storing vaccines, which will replace refrigerators at vaccination points, and equipment for sequencing of virus strains. About UAH 900 million will be transferred to the general fund of the state budget.

Bohdan Marusyak

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