Friday, January 21, 2022


Editorial: Time to ramp up vaccine production

After the prolonged wait and conflicting signals, the World Health Organization’s approval for the indigenous Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, brings much-needed relief and reflects global...

China pledges 2 billion vaccines globally through year’s end

Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to donate $100 million to the UN-backed COVAX program, which aims to distribute vaccines to low- and middle-income countries.

Editorial: Vaccine inequity

According to the data published by UNICEF, rich nations have cornered the benefits under the WHO programme

Nepal receives Made-in-India COVID-19 vaccines under COVAX initiative

COVAX is a global vaccine initiative run by a coalition that includes the Vaccine Alliance known as Gavi and World Health Organization (WHO).

Sri Lanka receives Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines under COVAX Facility

The Oxford-AstraZeneca doses from COVAX will be for the most vulnerable persons above 60 years of age group in the most high-risk areas impacted by COVID-19.

Covid won’t be over by 2021: WHO

"I think it will be very premature, and I think unrealistic, to think that we're going to finish with this virus by the end of the year," Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of the WHO's Health Emergencies Programme, said

Researchers shed light on why COVID vaccine distribution methods fall short

"Although many people in rich countries will receive a vaccine for COVID-19 this year, many people in poor countries will likely have to wait years to get one".

Ghana is first nation in world to receive COVAX vaccines

The West African nation of 30 million has recorded 81,245 cases and 584 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, according to figures from Ghana's Health Services on Tuesday.

Biden to announce USD 4 bn commitment to COVID vaccine sharing campaign

He will also call on G7 partners to prioritise a sustainable health security financing mechanism aimed at catalysing countries to build the needed capacity to end the pandemic.

WHO authorises AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine for emergency use

The coronavirus has infected more than 109 million people and killed at least 2.4 million of them.

UN chief lauds India’s COVID-19 vaccine assistance to nations

India has airlifted more than 6 million COVID-19 doses to nine countries in Phase-I under its initiative termed “Vaccine Maitri”.

‘I want to see vaccination underway in every country in the next 100 days’

Speaking at a virtual press conference from Geneva on Friday, Tedros stressed that efforts should be made to ensure that middle and low-income countries are equally protected

Wars, instability pose challenges for Covid vaccine in poor nations

Wars and insurgencies endanger vaccinators in poor nations across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America

Shots of Hope

It is more than a sigh of relief as the vaccine that the world was desperately waiting for has finally arrived and more options are on the way

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