Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, a French medical doctor of Greek origin and member of the European Parlianment, was appointed Co-Chair of the COVAX Shareholders Council.

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.

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.