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COVID-19: Government ensures efforts to mobilize resources to obtain vaccines

Praia, Apr 6 (Inforpress) – The Secretary of State for Finance, Gilberto Barros, said the vaccination plan against COVID-19 is ongoing and has ensured the government’s efforts in mobilizing resources with the World Bank.

The ruler spoke to the press on Monday after a meeting he held with World Bank officials, which took place this afternoon in the conference room of the Ministry of Finance, as “one of the main points” of the agenda for the operationalization of the vaccination plan against COVID-19.

“This plan, led by the Ministry of Health, is ongoing and we are in  coordination every day,” said Gilberto Barros, who pointed out the role of the Ministry of Finance is to ensure the mobilization of resources.

Cabo Verde is the “first country in the world” has obtained funding from the World Bank, so the financial resources “are there, but beyond the financial resources” we have to obtain vaccines.

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