Vietnamese Newspaper Kinh te & Do thi Quotes Eric LeCompte on Funding Vaccines for Low-Income Countries

Vietnamese Newspaper Kinh te & Do thi (Economic and Urban) quoted Eric LeCompte in an article discussing the International Monetary Fund-World Bank annual meeting. Read an excerpt below and the full article here.

“Hot” issues at the 2021 annual meeting of the IMF and the World Bank

By Nguyen Phuong

The annual meetings of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will take place from October 11-17 in Washington, USA. In it, officials will discuss the global economy, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and global minimum corporate tax rate issues.

Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the Jubilee USA Network, said he is waiting to see if the world's wealthiest countries make commitments to fund more funding for the vaccine support program for low-income countries. especially in Africa.

Mr. LeCompte also expressed concern that if the IMF and World Bank do not push governments to act now, the global roll-out of vaccine support will continue to be delayed, and potentially fall short of its goals. The World Health Organization (WHO) is to vaccinate 70% of the population of each country by mid-2022.

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