Ibhodi Yezokuvakasha yase-Afrika Impilo Izindaba Ezisheshayo

I-European Commission inyusa uxhaso lwezimali ukuze kuqaliswe ukugoma e-Afrika

I-European Commission namuhla isimemezele inhloso yayo yokwenyusa uxhaso ukuze kusheshiswe ukukhishwa kanye nokuthathwa kwemithi yokugoma namanye amathuluzi e-COVID-19 e-Afrika, ngokusekelwa okwengeziwe kwama-euro ayizigidi ezingama-400. IKhomishana iphinde ibone kusengaphambili umnikelo wama-euro ayizigidi ezingama-427 (amaRandi ayizigidi ezingama-450) ku-Global Pandemic Preparedness Fund ukuxhasa imizamo yokuvimbela kanye nokusabela kangcono kubhubhane oluzayo.

Ememezela ukwesekwa okungeziwe kwe-EU eNgqungqutheleni Yesibili ye-COVID-19, uMongameli weKhomishini YaseYurophu, u-Ursula von der Leyen, uthe: “Ukuhlinzekwa kwemithi yokugoma kumele kuhambisane nokulethwa okusheshayo, ikakhulukazi e-Afrika. Okuhamba phambili namuhla wukuqinisekisa ukuthi wonke umthamo otholakalayo uyaphathwa. Futhi ngenxa yokuthi siyazi ukuthi impendulo engcono kakhulu kunoma iyiphi inkinga yezempilo engaba khona ukuvimbela, futhi sinyusa ukwesekwa ukuqinisa izinhlelo zezempilo namandla okulungela. "

UKhomishani Wokubambisana Kwamazwe Ngamazwe, u-Jutta Urpilainen, uthe: "Ubhubhane selushintshile futhi ukutholakala komgomo kuzinzile, sibonga ingxenye yeminikelo yezimali nesisa yeTeam Europe ku-COVAX. Sizwile ozakwethu base-Afrika: inselelo manje ukusheshisa ukukhishwa kanye nokuthathwa kwemithi yokugoma phansi, kanye nokusabela kwezinye izidingo zokusabela kwe-COVID-19, okuhlanganisa nokwelapha, ukuxilonga, nezinhlelo zezempilo. Ngakho-ke sizovumelanisa impendulo yethu ukuze sisize amazwe abhekane nalolu bhubhane ngokusekela ngendlela efanele futhi alungiselele ikusasa.”

Ukusuka emithini yokugoma ukuya ekugomeni, ukulungela ubhubhane

Ukusabela esimeni esishintshile sesidingo sokuhlinzekwa kwemithi yokugomela i-COVID-19, i-EU ivumelanisa imizamo yayo ngokusekela ukusetshenziswa ngokuphumelelayo kwemithamo etholakalayo. Ukuqinisekisa ukufinyelela okulinganayo kumathuluzi angewona awomgomo kusalokhu kubalulekile, njengoba kwenza ukuqina kwezinhlelo zezempilo ukulungiselela ubhubhane olulandelayo. Ukwesekwa okuthenjiswe kuye namuhla, njengengxenye yempendulo ye-Team Europe yomhlaba wonke, kuhlose ukuqhubekisela phambili lezi zinhloso.

€300 million ukwesekwa ekugomeni e-Afrika nge-COVAX Facility kanye nabanye ozakwethu. Izimali kuhloswe ngazo ukusekela ukuhlinzekwa kwezinto ezisizayo njengamasirinji, ukuphathwa kwe-supply chain, ukuhlelwa kwempahla kanye nokulethwa kwesevisi, kanye nokuphathwa kwemithi yokugoma.

Ukwesekwa kwama-Euro ayizigidi eziyi-100 ekufinyeleleni kwamanye amathuluzi e-COVID-19: ukuxilonga, ukwelapha nokuqinisa izinhlelo zezempilo. Kanye nama-Euro ayizigidi ezingu-50 asanda kuqoqwa ngenjongo efanayo, lokhu kusekelwa okubiza ama-euro ayizigidi ezingu-150 sekukonke kuhloswe ukuba kuhanjiswe nge-COVID-19 Response Mechanism ye-Global Fund yokulwa nengculazi, isifo sofuba kanye nomalaleveva.

U-€427 ($450) wezigidi ze-Global Pandemic Preparedness Fund ezosungulwa, kuncike esivumelwaneni sokubusa kwaso. Isikhwama sizosebenzisa izimali zokulungela ubhubhane kanye nokusabela, kusize ukugwema ukuphindaphinda komthelela omubi wezempilo kanye nenhlalo-mnotho we-COVID-19 esikhathini esizayo.

UMongameli u-von der Leyen kanye noMongameli uBiden nabo bakuqinisekisile ukuzibophezela kwabo ku-US-EU Agenda Yokuqeda Ubhubhane Lomhlaba, Ukugoma Umhlaba, Ukusindisa Izimpilo Manje Nokubuyisela Kangcono, eyasungulwa eNgqungqutheleni yokuqala ye-COVID-19 ngoSepthemba 2021. Ngokuhlanganyela kwabo isitatimende, bachaza ukubambisana okuqhubekayo kwe-EU - US kanye nezinhloso ezabiwe ezindaweni zokulingana kokugoma kanye nokudutshulwa ezingalweni; ukuqinisa amaketanga okuhlinzeka kanye nokukhiqiza emhlabeni jikelele; ukwenza ngcono ukwakheka kwezokuphepha kwezempilo emhlabeni wonke; ukulungiselela izinsongo ze-pathogen nezingozi zesikhathi esizayo; kanye nocwaningo kanye nokuthuthukiswa kwemithi yokugoma emisha, imithi yokwelapha kanye nokuxilonga.

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