Business groups to hold Vaccine Summit on April 30

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TO HELP ensure the effective administration of Covid-19 vaccines throughout the country, the International Chamber of Commerce Philippines (ICCP), Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and the International Chamber of Commerce have organized a virtual meeting of experts and policymakers dubbed the “Vaccine Summit: Equitable Distribution and Safety” on Friday, April 30, 2021.

Ambassador Francis Chua, founding chairman of ICCP and chairman emeritus of PCCI, said the summit will provide information on the status of the global distribution of the vaccines against Covid-19.

“We know how critical this vaccination program is to achieve herd immunity faster and hasten our socioeconomic recovery. This is why we have to make sure the inoculation programs of the government and the private sector will be effective, safe and equitable,” Chua stressed.

Ambassador Benedicto Yujuico, president of PCCI and ICCP, also highlighted the importance of equitable administration of the vaccine to the speedy rebuilding and recovery of the country’s economy and society.

Presenters

Leading the presenters at the summit are Manila City Mayor Francisco Domagoso; Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer and vaccine czar of the National Task Force Against Covid-19; Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of the Philippines Huang Xilian; Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of the Philippines Marat Pavlov; and Dr. Sutayut Osornprasop, senior human development specialist, Global Practice on Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank Group. (PR)