A year after the pandemic disrupted the lives of many, World Forgotten Children Foundation (WFCF) set out to raise funds to aid in the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to developing regions that have been largely left out of the global vaccine supply. While citizens of developed countries may see the pandemic waning due to increased vaccinations, many in lesser-income countries lack easy access to COVID-19 vaccines and risk fatal outbreaks. Looking at the current vaccine rollout, only around 2% of COVID-19 vaccine doses obtained by countries went to low-income countries (Source: The New Humanitarian). The World Health Organization (WHO) said, “We can only achieve our targets if the countries and companies that control vaccine supply put contracts for COVAX and the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust- or AVAT- first for deliveries and donated doses.”
In March 2022, with the help of donors, WFCF was able to allocate funds via Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) to COVAX, which is an effort to “accelerate the development and manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines, and to guarantee fair and equitable access for every country in the world.” WFCF sent a total of $500 to Gavi, the company spearheading COVAX.