Thank you for your generous support for PWRDF’s Vaccine Equity Fund. According to the New York Times vaccination tracker, as of September 2022, about 69.7% of the world’s population have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, and 64% are fully vaccinated with two doses. Unfortunately, there are wide disparities between wealthier countries that have better access to vaccines and poorer countries that do not. For example, in Canada, 84% of our population is fully vaccinated. In Liberia it is 47%, in Lesotho it is 41% and in Mali it is 8%.
To address these inequities, PWRDF launched our Vaccine Equity Fund in 2021. With your generous donations, we have been supporting Partners In Health in Liberia and Lesotho and Muso Health in Mali (after a successful program funded by the Government of Canada). These programs are ensuring that COVID vaccines are being delivered to as many people as possible. Below is a brief report on some of the accomplishments of our amazing partners in the field.
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is the Anglican Church of Canada’s agency for sustainable development and relief. With the support of Anglicans across Canada, PWRDF partners with organizations working to increase healthy pregnancies and births, reduce gender inequality, relieve hunger and break the cycle of poverty in the world’s most vulnerable communities. Against a backdrop of climate change, PWRDF strives to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.