Feb 23, 2021 06:17 PM IST
The global vaccine procurement and equitable distribution effort aims to secure vaccines for at least the most vulnerable 20 percent in every country.
- Feb 19, 2021 01:06 PM IST
Pakistan this month started the anti-coronavirus vaccination drive with 500,000 doses of Sinopharm’s vaccine donated by its ally China.
- Feb 12, 2021 07:54 PM IST
The more that a sector relies on people working in close proximity to produce goods, the more disruption there will be due to higher infections.
- Feb 03, 2021 10:50 PM IST
COVAX will be getting 240 million doses of AstraZeneca-Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine from SII and 96 million doses from AstraZeneca under the advance purchase agreement between Gavi and the vaccine makers. SII has agreed to supply COVID-19 vaccine at $3 per dose.
- Jan 20, 2021 08:44 PM IST
In the initial phase, India will inoculate about one crore healthcare workers. This will be followed by two crore frontline workers, police, armed forces, municipal workers, revenue staff and others. In the third phase, 27 crore people above 50 years of age and those with co-morbidities.
- Jan 07, 2021 10:12 PM IST
The COVAX facility has raised $6 billion of the $7 billion that it has sought in 2021 to help finance deliveries to 92 developing nations with limited or no means to buy vaccines on their own, O'Brien told a social media event.
- Dec 28, 2020 09:46 PM IST
Iran has struggled to stem the worst virus outbreak in the Middle East, which has infected over 1.2 million people and killed nearly 55,000.
- Dec 28, 2020 06:18 PM IST
The subject expert committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation, India's drug regulator, is likely to meet later this week to examine SII's emergency-use authorisation (EUA) application for Oxford-AstraZeneca’s vaccine.
- Dec 25, 2020 04:23 PM IST
Gavi Secretariat report said India accounts for over 35 percent of the total AMC participants’ population.
- Nov 26, 2020 09:32 PM IST
health campaigners are worried that Africa will find itself near the back of the queue for COVID-19 vaccines after wealthier nations signed a raft of bilateral vaccine supply deals with pharmaceutical companies.
- Oct 09, 2020 04:15 PM IST
Beijing's move to join the COVAX programme means China "will be procuring vaccines through the facility for a proportion of their own population, just as with other countries", a spokesman for GAVI, which co-leads the scheme, said earlier.
- Oct 09, 2020 12:00 PM IST
The move by China, where the new coronavirus was first reported, comes as it holds separate talks with the WHO to have its locally produced COVID-19 vaccines assessed for international use.
- Sep 30, 2020 07:13 PM IST
Tedros, addressing the New York event from Geneva, said that 167 countries have now joined the WHO-led COVAX global vaccines facility, representing 70 percent of the world's population, adding: "And the list is growing every day".
- Sep 21, 2020 09:17 PM IST
The list includes 64 wealthier, self-financing countries, and accounts for about two-thirds of the global population, a statement issued by the WHO and GAVI vaccine alliance said, after a deadline of last Friday to make binding commitments.
- Sep 07, 2020 10:04 PM IST
'India is certainly eligible, like all countries in the world, to be part of the COVAX facility and discussions are ongoing in that regard,' Bruce Aylward told a briefing in Geneva.
- Sep 02, 2020 04:18 PM IST
The move could allow EU governments to secure vaccines from companies that are not negotiating with Brussels, such as US firms Merck, Inovio and Novavax.
- Aug 24, 2020 05:25 PM IST
"Initially, when there will be limited supply (of COVID-19 vaccines), it's important to provide the vaccine to those at highest risk around the globe," the WHO's director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a media briefing.
- Jul 29, 2020 09:16 PM IST
The concern is that vaccine supply and allocation in this pandemic will echo the last - caused by the H1N1 flu virus in 2009/2010 - when rich nations bought up the available supply of vaccines, initially leaving poor countries with none.
- Jul 15, 2020 09:16 PM IST
COVAX is co-led by GAVI, the World Health Organization and the CEPI Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations. Its aim is to deliver 2 billion doses of effective, approved COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2021.