UN COVAX Program-Bangladesh
COVAX, known as the COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Program, is co-led by the Coalition for Epidemic Prevention and Innovation (CEPI), the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine for all participating countries and economies. To date, COVAX has delivered more than 435 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 144 countries.
To enable Bangladesh, where more than 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be used for local vaccination, to receive, store and distribute large quantities of COVID-19 vaccine requiring ultra-low temperature storage, 26 Haier Biomedical ultra-low temperature refrigerators were successfully delivered by COVAX, each capable of storing more than 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine and able to support the use of these vaccines outside of the capital Dhaka. Due to the additional ultra-low temperature chain capacity, 2.5 million doses of Pfizer vaccines have been donated to Bangladesh were able to be shipped.