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19 February 2021

EU supports vaccination efforts in the Western Balkans

North Macedonia
Bosnia and Herzegovina

The European Union, in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a new regional project worth over €7 million to support safe and effective vaccination of the populations across the Western Balkans.


This project will help prepare the region for the effective reception and administration of COVID-19 vaccines, including those received from COVAX and through the EU vaccine sharing mechanism with EU Member States. It will also help improve the region’s resilience against health emergencies, and support it in moving towards sustainable funding for universal health care. Activities will include the development and testing of emergency preparedness plans, training for health professionals and development of information management systems for vaccine rollout.


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