The Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) delivered a total of 2,336 undergraduate professionals on Thursday in an investiture that was carried out in the virtual modality due to the complications of covid-19.
35 percent of all students, from the different majors in the northern region, graduated with honors.
Emma Polanco Melo, rector of the university, during the central speech of the investiture, called on rich countries to create the necessary conditions to bring covid-19 vaccines to all inhabitants of the earth, in order to face a pandemic and recover the world economy.
He affirmed that Covid-19 has unleashed an extremely complex and deep crisis worldwide, but above all with very bleak prospects for poor countries.
“Unfortunately, while rich and developed countries face outbreaks with more and more reliable drugs, poor countries have barely been able to vaccinate a very small percentage of their population,” said Melo Polanco.
He added that the Dominican Republic, classified by the World Bank as an upper-middle-income country, has been seriously impacted by the crisis in all its aspects, health, economic and social.
Regarding the situation that poor countries are going through, the rector recalled the approach made by four world institutions, including the World Health Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization, in a joint document published in newspapers around the world, in which a new commitment to vaccine equity and the defeat of the pandemic are agreed.