Tag: emergency

Africa: WHO lists additional COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use and issues interim policy recommendations

May 7, 2021
Geneva — WHO today listed the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the green light for this vaccine to be rolled out globally. The Sinopharm vaccine is produced by Beijing Bio-Institute of Biological Products Co Ltd, subsidiary of China National Biotec Group (CNBG). “The addition of this vaccine has the potential to rapidly accelerate

Africa: WHO Lists Two Additional COVID-19 Vaccines for Emergency Use and COVAX Roll-out

February 15, 2021
Geneva — AstraZeneca/Oxford-developed vaccines to reach countries in the coming weeks The World Health Organization (WHO) today listed two versions of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the green light for these vaccines to be rolled out globally through COVAX.The vaccines are produced by AstraZeneca-SKBio (Republic of Korea) and the Serum Institute of

Zimbabwe: Funds for Emergency Food Assistance Run Dry As Millions Face Hunger Season

December 18, 2020
Harare — With millions of Zimbabweans devastated by a year of drought, rising hyperinflation and COVID-19, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for an additional US$204 million to support over four million of the most food insecure people over the next six months. The appeal comes ahead of the ‘lean’ season, which