So, what exactly is COVAX?
COVAX, formally known as The COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility, is the global initiative to ensure equitable vaccines access for every person on Earth. It means that whether a family lives in Sydney, Australia or a remote mountainous village in Nepal, they will have access to the same protection against COVID-19.
COVAX supports the research and development of new vaccines against COVID-19 and negotiates the best prices with pharmaceutical companies.
Who runs COVAX?
COVAX is co-led by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) alongside lead delivery and implementing partner UNICEF – that's us!
is a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. Its main aim is to deliver the highest possible level of health to everyone.
works with UNICEF every year to help vaccinate the world’s children against preventable diseases.
help to accelerate the development of vaccines against emerging infectious diseases and enable equitable access to vaccines during outbreaks.
UNICEF, is the world's largest organisation working to protect children. Every year, our teams reach half the world's children with vaccines, so we have the infrastructure and the expertise to support COVAX.