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WTO, IMF launch database to track vaccine flow

GENEVA, Switzerland, November 24, 2021

The World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have launched the WTO-IMF Covid-19 Vaccine Trade Tracker, a new database aimed at providing greater transparency on the cross-border flow of Covid-19 vaccines.

The portal provides data on the trade and supply of vaccines by product, country and arrangement type.

The portal provides an array of data on total vaccine supply to date, exports by producing economy and by supply arrangement type, imports by income group and by continent, supply by manufacturing economy and vaccine type, supply to continents and vaccination status.

The vaccine tracker draws information from the public domain, the Covax Global Vaccine Market Assessment, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Duke Global Health Innovation Center, Airfinity, Our World in Data, the World Bank Group, the Asian Development Bank and the African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT).

The data contained in the tracker is preliminary and will be subject to revisions in collaboration with countries and areas, suppliers, and immunization, health and financing partners.

Updates will be provided every month to reflect latest developments, a WTO statement said.- TradeArabia News Service


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