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WHO warns slow vaccine roll-out prolonging COVID-19 pandemic

As the European region currently fights a resurgence of COVID-19 transmissions, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe on Thursday called upon...
A health worker at a local health centre in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, prepares a vaccine injection. (Courtesy UNICEF/Sibylle Desjardins)

Biden Must Lead All-Out Effort to Vaccinate Africa From COVID-19

Dr. John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Dr. Nicaise Ndembi, senior science advisor for the Africa CDC, and Dr....

Benin to launch immunization campaign against COVID-19

Health Minister of Benin Benjamin Hounkpatin said Saturday his country plans to launch a nationwide immunization campaign against COVID-19 in the coming week with...
Akinwumi Adesina

Akinwumi Adesina calls for global vaccine solidarity for Africa

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has called for the COVID-19 vaccine justice for Africa. In a statement sent...
Antonio Guterres

UN launches new campaign to support global vaccine equity call

The United Nations on Thursday launched a new global campaign, Only Together, to support its call for fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines...

UK’s Junior Minister of Armed Forces visits Ghana

Mr James Heappey, the United Kingdom's (UK) Minister of Armed Forces is in Accra for a three-day visit to Ghana. A statement issued by...

Ghana expects 2 million COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX by end of May

Ghana is expecting 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX facility by the end of May for its mass vaccination program,...
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COVAX delivers over 20 million doses of vaccines to 20 countries

COVAX, the international vaccine campaign co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners, had delivered more than 20 million doses of COVID-19...
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UN launches tool to monitor COVID-19 vaccine roll-outs in some countries

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has launched a new element of a data tool focusing on the roll-out of...
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Ethiopia to receive 2.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Ethiopia is scheduled to receive its first 2.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX on Sunday morning, said the country's Federal Ministry of...

UK extols Ghana over received Covid-19 vaccine

Mr Iain Walker, the United Kindom (UK) High Commissioner to Ghana, has commended the country for being the first in Africa to receive the...
A Congolese health worker administers ebola vaccine to a child at the Himbi Health Centre in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 17, 2019. Olivia Acland | Reuters

President Biden To Help Africa Fight Ebola and COVID-19

The new administration of President Biden has initiated three important policies to help fight disease in Africa, all of which are in the self...
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Zimbabwe expects 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses under COVAX

Zimbabwe will soon receive 1.152 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine under the COVAX scheme, the European Union announced Wednesday. "Fabulous to see...
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Emirates delivers first batch of COVID-19 vaccines under COVAX

Emirates Airlines has today, February 24, 2021, delivered the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines under the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) Facility to Ghana...
European Union

EU doubles COVAX contribution to ensure vaccines for low and middle-income countries

The European Union (EU) has announced an additional €500 million for the COVAX Facility, doubling its contribution to ensure equitable access to effective COVID-19...
Who Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

High-income countries’ vaccine deals undermine COVAX – WHO boss

Deals between some high-income countries and manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccines are undermining the WHO-led COVAX initiative by reducing the number of doses it can...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday gave the green light to two versions of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, allowing them...

Botswana embarks on initiative for COVID-19 vaccines

Botswana's Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Edwin Dikoloti on Thursday night shared an overview of the southern African country's COVID-19 National Deployment and...
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a press statement on the European Green Deal at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 11, 2019. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

EU to participate in COVAX initiative for equal access to COVID-19 vaccine

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday that her institution is ready to join the COVAX Facility, a pooled procurement...
BRUSSELS, March 18, 2020 (Xinhua) -- European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks at a press conference after a video conference in Brussels, Belgium, March 17, 2020. The heads of state and government of the European Union (EU) agreed during the video conference on Tuesday to endorse a temporary restriction on travels to the EU territory amid coronavirus concerns. (European Union/Handout via Xinhua)

Finland joins EU procurement program for COVID-19 vaccines

Finland has decided to take part in the joint European Union (EU) agreement to purchase coronavirus vaccines and informed the European Commission of...