Timor-Leste receives 100,800 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX, the largest single batch of vaccine doses delivered to the country to date

09 June 2021
Timor-Leste receives 100,800 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX, the largest single batch of vaccine doses delivered to the country to date
UNICEF Timor-Leste/2021/Benevides

DILI, 9 JUNE 2021 – Timor-Leste received a total of 100,800 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX facility on Wednesday, making it the largest single batch of vaccines sent to the country to date. It includes 76,800 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX Facility) and 24,000 doses donated by the Government of New Zealand as part of COVAX vaccine-sharing initiative.

The latest delivery will enable the Ministry of Health to provide the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines to 28,952 health and frontline workers, and first doses to those above 60 and people with comorbidities across Timor leste. 

COVAX, the vaccines pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, is co-led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) and the World Health Organization (WHO) – in partnership with UNICEF as the implementing partner, as well as civil society organisations, vaccine manufacturers, the World Bank, and others. The COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) is achieving a multilateral response to the pandemic crisis, leveraging the expertise of multilateral agencies, the resources of donors and the commitment of recipient counties, to support global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

On hand to receive the vaccines were H.E. Adaljiza Albertina Xavier Reis Magno, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation; H.E. Dra. Odete Maria Freitas Belo, Minister of Health and Vice Chair of the Inter-Ministerial COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment Committee; Dra.Odete da Silva Viegas, Director-General of Health Services, Mr. Roy Trivedy, UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Bilal Durrani, UNICEF Representative, and Dr. Arvind Mathur, WHO Representative.

The 24,000 doses delivered on 5 April and 100,800 doses delivered today are part of the over 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated by the COVAX Facility for 20 per cent of Timor-Leste’s population identified as the priority group. 

COVAX partners have been supporting governments and partners around the world to prepare for and implement COVID-19 vaccination campaigns. In Timor-Leste, UNICEF and WHO are supporting the Government of Timor-Leste to implement the national vaccine deployment plan. 

The COVAX Facility and provision of vaccines are supported by generous funding from the Governments of Australia, Bhutan, Canada, Colombia, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Team Europe, United Kingdom, the United States of America and several other donors and institutions.


ABOUT COVAX

COVAX, the vaccines pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, is co-led by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi) and the World Health Organization (WHO) – working in partnership with UNICEF as the key partner, as well as civil society organisations, vaccine manufacturers, the World Bank, and others. In the Americas, the PAHO Revolving Fund is the recognized procurement agent for COVAX.

The Advance Market Commitment is funded through the generosity of governments, private sector, philanthropic and multilateral partners, See the AMC donor table for a complete list of pledges. The AMC is an innovative financial mechanism to help secure global and equitable access for COVID-19 vaccines.

Notes to Editors
Full COVAX News Note to Editors: https://www.who.int/initiatives/act-accelerator/covax/covax-news-note-to-editors 

List of donor pledges to the Gavi COVAX AMC: https://www.gavi.org/sites/default/files/covid/covax/COVAX-AMC-Donors-Table.pdf

UNICEF COVAX page https://www.unicef.org/supply/covax-ensuring-global-equitable-access-covid-19-vaccines

For further information, please contact:
Ministry of Health:
Ivo Ireneu Da Conceicao Freitas, Head of Pillar 2, Ministry of Health COVID-19: ivoireneudcf@gmail.com
Raul Sarmento, Head of Protocol, Ministry of Health: raulsarmento2@gmail.com 

Inter-Ministerial Committee for Vaccine Deployment:
Dra. Danina Coelho, Spokesperson and Health Advisor to the Prime Minister (Tetun, Portuguese and English): daninacoelho@hotmail.com

UNICEF:
Rukshan Ratnam, Communication Specialist (English): rratnam@unicef.org; +670.77. 231.103.
Antonio Gomez, Communication Officer (Tetun): angomez@unicef.org; +670.77.232.441

WHO:
Lisa Hasan, Communication Officer (English and Tetun): hasane@who.int; +670.77.099.494
Shobhan Singh, Communication Specialist (English and Tetun): singhsho@who.int.

UN Resident Coordinator’s Office:
Ahmed Saleem, Communications Officer: mohammed.saleem@un.org ; +670-7409-3047

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Timor-Leste simu vasina COVID-19 doze 100.800 husi COVAX, kuantidade doze vasina ne’ebé boot liu mai dala ida iha loron ohin 

DILI, 9 Juñu 2021 – Timor-Leste simu vasina COVID-19 ho kuantidade doze 100.800 liuhusi COVAX Facility iha Loron Kuarta. Ida ne’e mak doze vasina ho kuantidade boot liu ne’ebé lori mai dala ida iha Timor-Leste. Ida ne’e inklui vasina COVID-19 doze 76.800 husi COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX Facility) no doze 24.000 doadu husi Governu Nova Zelandia – ne’ebé hola parte iha inisiativa COVAX ba kompartillamentu vasina.

Vasina ne’ebé mai ohin loron ne’e sei ajuda Ministeriu Saúde fó vasina COVID-19 doze daruak ba 28.952 pesoál saúde no pesoál liña frente sira seluk, no doze dahuluk ba ema ho idade tinan 60 ba leten no sira ne’ebé ho komorbidade (moras króniku) iha teritoriu Timor-Leste tomak. 

COVAX, pilar aselerador vasina ba Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT), lidera hamutuk liu husi Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), no Organizasaun Mundial Saúde (OMS) – parseria ho UNICEF nu’udar parseiru implementador, no mós organizasaun sosiedade sivil sira, fabrika vasina sira, Banku Mundial, no sira seluk. COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) alkansa responde multilateral ba krizi pandemia sira, mobiliza perísia husi ajensia multilateral, rekursu husi doador no kompromisu país reseptor sira, hodi apoia asesu ekuitativu ba vasina COVID-19.

Entidade sira atu simu vasina ne’e mak Sua exelensia Adaljiza Albertina Xavier Reis Magno, Ministra Negosiu Estranjeiru no Koperasaun; Sua Exelensia Dra. Odete Maria Freitas Belo, Ministra Saúde no Vise Prezidente Komisaun Interministerial ba Implementasaun Vasina COVID-19; Dra. Odete da Silva Viegas, Diretora Jeral Prestasaun Servisu Saúde; Sr. Roy Trivedy, Kordenador Rezidente Nasoins Unidas; Sr. Bilal Durrani, Reprezentativu UNICEF; no Dr. Arvind Mathur, Reprezentativu OMS. 

Vasina doze 24.000 ne’ebé to’o iha fulan Abril no doze 100.800 ne’ebé to’o ohin loron hola parte husi total vasina COVID-19 doze 500.000 mak aloka ona husi COVAX Facility ba populasaun Timor-Leste pursentu 20 ne’ebé kategoria hanesan grupu prioridade.

Parseiru COVAX apoia ona governu no parseiru lubuk ida iha mundu hodi prepara ba implementasaun kampaña imunizasaun COVID-19. Iha Timor-Leste, UNICEF no OMS mós apoia Governu Timor-Leste implementa planu nasional imunizasaun COVID-19. 

COVAX facility no fornesimentu vasina ne’e apoia ho jenerozidade fundu husi Governu Australia, Bhutan, Canada, Colombia, Republika Korea, Kuwait, Monako, Nova Zelandia, Qatar, Saude Arabia, Singapura, Ekipa Europa, Reinu Unidu, Estadus Unidus Amerika no hamutuk ho doador seluk balu no instituisaun sira. 

 

KONA-BA COVAX

COVAX, pilar vasina sira husi Aselerador Instrumentu Asesu ba COVID-19 (ACT), hanaran Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation (CEPI), Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) no Organizasaun Mundial Saude (OMS) – servisu parseria ho UNICEF hanesan parseiru xave, no mós organizasaun sosiedade sivil sira, fabrika vasina sira, Banku Mundial, no sira seluk. Iha Amerika PAHO Revolving organiza akizisaun husi COVAX.

Advance Market Commitment finansia husi jenerozidade governu sira, setor privadu, parseiru filantrópiku multilateral sira, Haree AMC donor table atu hetan lista promesa kompletu sira. AMC ne’e mekanisnu finanseirul inovador hodi ajuda garante asesu global no ekuitativu ba vasina COVID-19. 

Nota ba Editor sira:
Full COVAX News Note to Editors: https://www.who.int/initiatives/act-accelerator/covax/covax-news-note-to-editors 

List of donor pledges to the Gavi COVAX AMC: https://www.gavi.org/sites/default/files/covid/covax/COVAX-AMC-Donors-Table.pdf

UNICEF COVAX page https://www.unicef.org/supply/covax-ensuring-global-equitable-access-covid-19-vaccines


Ba informasaundetallu, bele kontaktu:

Ministeriu Saúde:
Ivo Ireneu Da Conceicao Freitas, Head of Pillar 2, Ministry of Health COVID-19: ivoireneudcf@gmail.com
Raul Sarmento, Head of Protocol, Ministry of Health: raulsarmento2@gmail.com 

Komisaun Interministerial ba Implementasaun Vasina:
Dra. Danina Coelho, Spokesperson, and Health Advisor to the Prime Minister (Tetun and English): daninacoelho@hotmail.com; +670.78.647.260

UNICEF:
Rukshan Ratnam, Communication Specialist (English): rratnam@unicef.org; +670.77. 231.103.
Antonio Gomez, Communication Officer (Tetun): angomez@unicef.org; +670.77.232.441


OMS:
Lisa Hasan, Communication Officer (English and Tetun): hasane@who.int; +670.77.099.494
Shobhan Singh, Communication Specialist (English and Tetun): singhsho@who.int.


UN Resident Coordinator’s Office:
Ahmed Saleem, Communications Officer: mohammed.saleem@un.org ; +670-7409-3047
 

Media contacts

Tapuwa Loreen Mutseyekwa
Advocacy and Communication Specialist
UNICEF Timor-Leste
Tel: +67077231103
Tel: +670 331 1297, Extension: 1820
Antonio Gomes
Communication Officer (Tetum)
UNICEF Timor-Leste
Tel: +670 7723 2441
Tel: +670 331 1300, Extension: 1821

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