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IFC And Development Groups To Help Fund Vaccine Production In Africa

IFC And Development Groups To Help Fund Vaccine Production In Africa

Global development groups including International Finance Corp (IFC) said they will explore helping African producers such as Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd boost vaccine manufacturing in Africa, which received relatively few COVID-19 immunizations produced by rich nations. The news comes after the European Union last week promised 1 billion euros ($1.22 billion) to build vaccination manufacturing […]

WHO Sets New Targets For Vaccinating World’s Poorest To End ‘Scandalous Inequity’

WHO Sets New Targets For Vaccinating World’s Poorest To End ‘Scandalous Inequity’

The COVID-19 pandemic is being perpetuated by a “scandalous inequity” in vaccine distribution, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday as he set new targets for protecting people in the poorest countries. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that no country should assume that it’s “out of the woods”, no matter […]

Misinformation Clouds Uganda’s Effort to Vaccinate Refugees

Misinformation Clouds Uganda’s Effort to Vaccinate Refugees

Uganda, which hosts nearly 1.5 million refugees and asylum-seekers, began coronavirus vaccinations this week in the camps and settlements. But vaccine hesitancy among refugees poses a challenge. Ugandan authorities have received 964,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine and inoculated 453,000 people as of May 16. Now, the government is extending COVID-19 vaccinations to refugees, most of […]

G7 Urged To Donate ‘Emergency’ Supplies To Vaccine-Sharing Scheme

G7 Urged To Donate ‘Emergency’ Supplies To Vaccine-Sharing Scheme

The head of UNICEF on Monday asked G7 countries to donate supplies to the COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme as an emergency measure to address a severe shortfall caused by disruption to Indian vaccine exports. India has curbed exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine made by its Serum Institute, which had been pledged to COVAX, to be used […]

Women Raise Concerns Over Missing Periods After Covid-19 Jab FacebookTwitter

Women Raise Concerns Over Missing Periods After Covid-19 Jab FacebookTwitter

Two supermarket chains in Ireland and Britain are offering free sanitary pads and tampons in a drive to tackle “period poverty”, which charities say has soared during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Ireland, discount store Lidl said it would become the world’s first major retailer to offer free pads and tampons in branches nationwide to women and girls […]

‘Vaccine Grabbing’ Seen Fueling Risk Of Fake COVID-19 Jabs In Africa

‘Vaccine Grabbing’ Seen Fueling Risk Of Fake COVID-19 Jabs In Africa

The unequal global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines could spur the trade in fake doses in Africa – a hotspot for counterfeit medicines, analysts warned on Friday, citing the seizure of falsified vaccination shots in South Africa. With poorer countries grappling to procure enough vaccine doses for their people, criminals will likely see an opportunity to […]

Over 6.2 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent

Over 6.2 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent

As of March 26, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 4,146,450 while over 6,230,004 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached   111,195 and 3,720,972 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases –   1,541,563 – and   52,535 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (  493,353 […]

Elderly Lebanese Man Will Get COVID Jab ‘Sooner or Later’, Health Ministry says

Elderly Lebanese Man Will Get COVID Jab ‘Sooner or Later’, Health Ministry says

Lebanon’s health ministry on Thursday rejected a court order for it to swiftly vaccinate an elderly man against COVID-19, accusing the judge of trying to score points in the media following a scandal over queue-jumping by lawmakers. Wednesday’s court order followed a complaint by 80-year-old Joseph al-Hajj, who filed suit after about a dozen members of […]

How Chile Became An Unlikely Winner In The COVID-19 Vaccine Race

How Chile Became An Unlikely Winner In The COVID-19 Vaccine Race

At first glance, it may seem that the race to acquire COVID-19 vaccines has been won by western nations. But alongside the UK, Canada, USA and EU, another country has also secured a high number of doses relative to its population – Chile. To date Chile has ordered close to 90 million vaccine doses – enough to fully vaccinate […]

World Bank Threatens To Cut Lebanon’s Vaccine Aid Over Line-Jumping

World Bank Threatens To Cut Lebanon’s Vaccine Aid Over Line-Jumping

The World Bank threatened on Tuesday to suspend its multi-million-dollar financing for Lebanon’s COVID-19 vaccinations over politicians jumping the line. Local media and officials said some lawmakers got shots in parliament on Tuesday while other Lebanese in the priority groups were still waiting their turn, drawing a rebuke from the doctor leading the campaign and […]

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