Vaccine equality for all
UNICEF is leading the biggest vaccine drive in history. As part of COVAX
, our teams will help deliver billions of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as millions of tests around the world.
Across mountains and over rivers, our teams will stop at nothing to reach even the most remote communities with life-saving vaccines.
“There's a lot of assumption that the whole world has the same access [to vaccines] that we do, and they just don't,” says Carrie Bickmore, UNICEF Australia Ambassador.
“We're only going to be safe, if the whole world is safe."
In neighbouring Papua New Guinea (PNG) just 1.7 per cent of adults have been fully vaccinated.
Hospitals around the country are under huge stress. Local health workers are exhausted, and many have been infected. In some overcrowded hospitals vital supplies are running low.