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Table 1 Canada’s financial commitments and assistance in response to the COVID-19 epidemic

From: Canada’s role in strengthening global health security during the COVID-19 pandemic

LevelPurpose$ in million (CAD)Activities/ Services provided
International and /
Global
International Assistance50To strengthen the health systems and to improve early case detection
Support to WHO2To assist vulnerable countries
Material supportN/ASupplied 16 tons of personal protective equipment to China
Ensuring global health security by G7 Health and Finance ministersN/ADiscussion and sharing responses and approaches to protect health of global population
Collaboration with US Food and Drug Administration (US-FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA)N/ATo support and coordinate rapid regulatory responses for vaccines and medicines
Research275Vaccine and Antiviral development and clinical trials including in Canada. The fund has a global scope in recognition of the needs of affected LMICs.
  1. Source: Government of Canada, Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Canada’s response