Health chiefs discuss global Covid vaccine effort – watch live

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    Health directors give an update on the Covax initiative to distribute 2bn doses of Covid-19 vaccines around the world by the end of next year.

    The WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and Stella Kyriakides, the EU commissioner for health, hold a meeting with co-chairs Dr Zweli Mkhize, the South African minister of health, and Dag Ulstein, Norway’s minister of international development

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