Tag: vaccines

Southern Africa: SADC Concerned With Expiry Date of Covid-19 Vaccines

May 11, 2021
Maputo — Mozambican Health Minister Armando Tiago has warned that the issue of African countries receiving Covid-19 vaccines shortly before their expiry date is a stumbling block for the management of health systems, imposing an urgent need to vaccinate a great many people in a very short time. In his opening remarks on Tuesday from

Africa: The Best Hope for Fairly Distributing Covid-19 Vaccines Globally Is At Risk of Failing. Here’s How to Save It

April 14, 2021
Melbourne, Australia — COVAX, the global initiative to coordinate the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in an equitable way, is crucial for bringing the pandemic under control. But COVAX’s aim of delivering 2 billion doses to participating countries by the end of 2021 — including 92 low-income countries that can’t afford to buy vaccines directly from

Africa: Keys to African Recovery – Vaccines, Debt, and Commodities

April 11, 2021
As recovery from the economic fallout of the pandemic occurs, richer countries appear to be progressing faster than poorer ones–many of them in Africa, where 60 percent of the world’s poor live. Asia, notably China, is leading the global recovery, followed by the United States and other advanced economies. Behind the brighter outlook for these

Africa: South Africa Triumphs As 400m J&j Vaccines Secured for African Continent

March 30, 2021
African countries will be able to access up to 400 million Covid-19 vaccine doses from US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) said on Monday. “This agreement is a significant milestone in protecting the health of all Africans,” said South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is chairperson of the African Vaccine

Africa: Macron Pledges to Share Covid Vaccines With Poorer Nations, Urges G7 to Join Him

February 22, 2021
French President Emmanuel Macron has called on rich Western nations to transfer 3-5 percent of their Covid-19 vaccines to Africa and developing countries elsewhere, ahead of Friday’s G7 summit. The presidency confirmed that France would share five percent of its stock with Africa – even if other rich nations do not join in. In an

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

Anthony Fauci says COVID-19 vaccines are safe, not rushed

November 19, 2020
WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci assured the public on Thursday that a coronavirus vaccine would be safe and effective and called for an end to suggestions that the development was rushed for political purposes. “The process of the speed did not compromise at all safety, nor did it compromise scientific integrity,” Fauci said Thursday at

Canada to donate extra COVID-19 vaccines to poorer nations

November 19, 2020
OTTAWA/GENEVA – Canada, which has reserved enough doses to vaccinate residents against COVID-19 several times over, is in talks with other governments about a plan to donate shots to lower-income countries, according to three sources familiar with the matter. Canada has made deals to buy more doses per capita than any other nation, according to