PM Trudeau Announces Funding for Global Fight Against COVID-19

COVID-19: Canada Responds

PM Trudeau Announces Funding for Global Fight Against COVID-19

Speaking during a virtual fundraiser put on by Global Citizen, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces $300 million in new funding for the international fight against COVID-19. $180 million of the contribution will address the immediate humanitarian and development impacts of the crisis, while the remaining $120 million will go to the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. The ACT Accelerator is an international initiative that aims to bring together various global health actors and private sector partners to work towards the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, and ensure the equitable distribution of medical treatments during the fight against the virus. (June 27, 2020) (no interpretation)