Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, a French medical doctor of Greek origin and member of the European Parlianment, was appointed Co-Chair of the COVAX Shareholders Council.
L’honneur est aussi grand que la responsabilité qui vous incombe: aider à vacciner le monde.
Vous pourrez compter sur mon soutien et sur celui de #TeamEurope.
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) April 14, 2021
The COVAX mechanism, a global collaboration to which the EU is a major contributor, will deliver 32 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 59 countries by the first quarter of 2021, and aims to secure 1.3 billion doses for 92 low and middle-income countries by the end of the year.
We welcome the appointment of the EU candidate @CZacharopoulou as co-chair of one of the main #COVAX facility’s committees. She has wide knowledge in global health matters. #TeamEurope is one of the top contributors to Covax & her appointment is an additional sign of our support. pic.twitter.com/1eKVWjsW0u
— EU at the UN – Geneva #MultilateralismMatters (@EU_UNGeneva) April 14, 2021
Chrysoula Zacharopoulou wrote the EU Parliament’s proposals of the EU-Africa strategy. She emphasised the need to ensure access to quality education and provide young people, especially women and girls, with the necessary skills to access the job market.