The European Union has pledged to supply 1.3 billion vaccines to low and middle income countries, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced Friday.
One billion will be from the two billion doses announced by BioNtech/Pfizer, 200 million from Johnson & Johnson and 100 million from Moderna, der Leyen said on Twitter.
An initiative to boost manufacturing capacities in Africa has also been launched, she announced.
“Together with our African partners, we will develop regional hubs across the continent, so all countries can benefit” she said.
The pledges were first announced as part of the Global Health Summit held in Rome Friday, which is co-hosted by the European Commission and Italy.