Tag: covax facility

WHO says 47 African countries could miss vax target – ET HealthWorld

Nairobi: Nine out of ten African countries could miss the target of vaccinating 10 per cent of their population against Covid-19 by September, dimming hopes of containing the pandemic in the continent, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Thursday. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa, said that nearly 90 per cent or […]

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WHO validates Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine – ET HealthWorld

WHO today validated the Sinovac-CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving countries, funders, procuring agencies and communities the assurance that it meets international standards for safety, efficacy and manufacturing. The vaccine is produced by the Beijing-based pharmaceutical company Sinovac. “The world desperately needs multiple Covid-19 vaccines to address the huge access inequity across the globe,” […]

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Despite short supply, Covax distributed nearly 40 mn vaccine doses: WHO – ET HealthWorld

Close to 40 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have already been distributed through the COVAX Facility, half of them in Africa, but vaccine supplies are still stalled due to “tremendous demand” especially in India, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Covax, a WHO-led program to secure equitable access to vaccines for low and middle-income countries, “has, […]

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Airlifted Covid vaccines to 9 countries, will gradually supply to WHO’s COVAX facility: India at UN – ET HealthWorld

India has informed the UN Security Council that it will gradually supply vaccines to the COVAX facility of the World Health Organisation and undertake contractual supplies to various countries in a phased manner, as more than six million doses have been airlifted to nine countries under New Delhi’s “vaccine diplomacy.” “As the largest vaccine-producing country […]

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