Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.
The CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund said although it would be happy to work with the global vaccine initiative, its approach will mainly focus on supplying countries with the Sputnik V vaccine directly.
As countries debate over what needs to change post-pandemic, Germany says there’s no scarcity in proposals on what needs to be done. The challenge is whether WHO member states are ready to make the needed changes.
As an additional set of higher-income countries are expected to roll out COVID-19 vaccines to their at-risk populations, many lower-income countries remain uncertain for when high-risk members of their populations will also get their first vaccine shots.