Dutch government donates additional US$29 million for COVID-19 vaccines in low-income countries

The Netherlands is spending an additional €25 million (US$30 million) for the purchase and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in low- and middle-income countries. This was decided by the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation (FTDC), Sigrid Kaag, in response to an urgent request made by the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to the WHO, US$5.0 billion in funding is needed to ensure 1.3 billion doses of vaccines for 92 countries. The Dutch contribution of €25 million (US$30 million), paid through the development cooperation budget, will allow for the purchase of approximately five million COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Press release – Government of the Netherlands (in Dutch)