UK hands over 2.1 million AstraZeneca vaccines to Nepal

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Kathmandu: The United Kingdom has handed over 2.1 million Covid-19 vaccines to Nepal.

The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines donated by the UK to Nepal through the COVAX Facility were officially handed over by UK Ambassador Nicola Pollitt to the Minister of Health and Population Birodh Khatiwada amidst a program held at the Ministry of Health and Population on Thursday.

COVAX is a partnership between the World Health Organization (WHO), the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and UNICEF; it aims to provide equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines.