President of Afghanistan declares 'unwavering support' for a People's Vaccine for COVID-19 - UNAIDS

by unaids.org 04/01/2021

In a letter to the People’s Vaccine Alliance, President Ghani outlined that despite the numerous challenges Afghanistan continues to face as a country caught in conflict, Afghanistan has witnessed fewer human losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic compared to other countries. However, the President underscored that this did not mean that the resulting implications were


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