Priorities of the German G7 Presidency Facilit­ating global access to vac­cines and streng­then­ing health sys­tems

The key to ending the COVID-19 pandemic is global access to vaccines. That is why the BMZ is working with its G7 partners to make vaccines accessible for more people in developing countries.

Delivery of vaccines at the airport of Rwanda's capital Kigali

Delivery of vaccines at the airport of Rwanda's capital Kigali

Delivery of vaccines at the airport of Rwanda's capital Kigali

This includes the development of capacities for local vaccine production. For example, only a very small percentage of the vaccines being administered in Africa are actually manufactured there.

Efforts must therefore be made to scale up the production of vaccines on the African continent in particular. The logistics in partner countries need to be scaled up as well, so that, for example, the distribution of the vaccines to all regions of a country can be ensured.

In addition, we need to be making a start on thinking beyond the current pandemic and on considering ways to prevent future pandemics. The BMZ is therefore pushing within the framework of the German G7 Presidency for partner countries to also receive support in the medium and long term for strengthening their health systems.