CMA Foundation commits $1 million to UNICEF Canada to support COVID-19 vaccine access in West and Central Africa

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The CMA Foundation is pleased to announce a $1 million commitment to support access to COVID-19 vaccines in West and Central Africa.

“Widespread global vaccination is critical to exiting this pandemic,” said CMA Foundation President Allison Seymour. “The CMA Foundation is committed to equity and very pleased to support UNICEF Canada’s COVID-19 international vaccination efforts to protect everyone so we can limit the spread of the virus and the emergence of new variants, for the health of all.”

It's estimated the funding will help provide two doses of COVID-19 vaccines to more than 180,000 people in Mali, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire — through vaccine delivery, technical expertise, cold chain strengthening and immunization logistics management and health systems strengthening.

This announcement builds on the CMA’s ongoing advocacy work to improve global access to COVID-19 vaccines.

As of May 2022, UNICEF has helped supply more than 1.5 billion vaccine doses worldwide. Working with governments, manufacturers and partners, UNICEF is the global leader in vaccine delivery to low- and middle-income countries.