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UK To Donate 100 Million Coronavirus Vaccine Doses

UK To Donate 100 Million Coronavirus Vaccine Doses

The UK will donate at least 100 million surplus coronavirus vaccine doses within the next year, including 5 million beginning in the coming weeks  Donation is in addition to UK work to support Oxford-AstraZeneca’s contribution to fighting Covid and our financial backing to COVAX G7 leaders are expected to agree to provide 1 billion doses […]

Migrant Workers Face Tough Quarantine In Thailand As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Migrant Workers Face Tough Quarantine In Thailand As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Forced to quarantine at his factory as COVID-19 cases surge in Thailand, migrant worker Hein Thet Zaw has spent the last 10 days sleeping in a tent, trying to ward off hunger with meagre supplies of rice and boiled eggs. “Burmese workers eat a lot of rice, but what we get here is a small […]

Pregnant Latam Women Most Vulnerable To COVID-19 – Health Agency

Pregnant Latam Women Most Vulnerable To COVID-19 – Health Agency

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting women more than men in Latin America and pregnant mothers above all, threatening to roll back 20 years of advances in access to family planning, the Pan American Health Organization said on Wednesday. Women are more likely than men to live in poverty, take on unpaid work and lose their […]

Over 13 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations, 4.6 Million Cases Confirmed Across Continent

Over 13 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations, 4.6 Million Cases Confirmed Across Continent

As of May 7, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 4,607,326 while over 13,120,378 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached  123,616 and   4,159,294 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases –   1,590,370 – and   54,620 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (  513,016 […]

Vaccine IP Waiver Could Take Months For WTO To Negotiate

Vaccine IP Waiver Could Take Months For WTO To Negotiate

Now that U.S. President Joe Biden has backed a proposed waiver for COVID-19 vaccine intellectual property rights, the next stop is for the World Trade Organization to hammer out a deal – a process that could take months. Not only are the negotiations expected to be lengthy, they are also likely to result in a […]

One In Two People Globally Lost Income Due To The Pandemic – Gallup

One In Two People Globally Lost Income Due To The Pandemic – Gallup

One in two people worldwide saw their earnings drop due to the coronavirus, with people in low-income countries particularly hard hit by job losses or cuts to their working hours, research showed on Monday. U.S.-based polling company Gallup, which surveyed 300,000 people across 117 countries, found that half of those with jobs earned less because […]

Covid-19 Death Toll Exceeds 122,000 Across Continent

Covid-19 Death Toll Exceeds 122,000 Across Continent

As of May 3, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 4,565,548 while over 12,401,980 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 122,297 and  4,079,615 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,584,064 – and 54,417 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco ( 511,856), Tunisia […]

India’s Coronavirus Deaths Exceed 200,000 After Record Surge In Cases

India’s Coronavirus Deaths Exceed 200,000 After Record Surge In Cases

 India’s toll from the coronavirus surged past 200,000 on Wednesday, the country’s deadliest day, as shortages of oxygen, medical supplies and hospital staff compounded a record number of new infections. The second wave of infections has seen at least 300,000 people test positive each day for the past week, overwhelming healthcare facilities and crematoriums and […]

World Immunization Day -COVID-19 vaccination

World Immunization Day -COVID-19 vaccination

As the morning light settled over Nadi Town on 10 March 2021, Fiji’s frontline team, who have been leading efforts to keep COVID-19 contained in the country, waited anxiously for the first distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Only 3 days prior, Fiji welcomed its highly anticipated first batch of COVID-19 vaccines, supplied through the global COVAX facility — […]

Tedros Denounces Vaccine Inequity As COVAX Sharing Scheme Marks First Year

Tedros Denounces Vaccine Inequity As COVAX Sharing Scheme Marks First Year

Coronavirus vaccines remain out of reach in the poorest countries, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report on Friday, marking the first anniversary of the COVAX dose-sharing facility. “Nearly 900 million vaccine doses have been administered globally, but over 81% have gone to high- or upper-middle-income countries, while low-income countries […]

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