Qatar Red Crescent and World Health Organization Launch Global Refugee Vaccination Project

The Qatar Red Crescent Society has launched a global refugee vaccination initiative which aims to inoculate over 3 million refugees in 20 countries against the coronavirus, starting Monday. The Qatari humanitarian organization has launched its campaign in partnership with the …

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Health Facilities in Ethiopia’s Tigray Have Been ‘Looted, Vandalized,’ Group Reports

Health facilities in the northern Tigray region of Ethiopia have been “looted, vandalized and destroyed in a deliberate and widespread attack on healthcare,” medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders reported on March 15. According to the group, 87% of the …

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European Medicines Agency Official Urges EU Members to Delay Approval for Russia’s Sputnik V COVID Vaccine

European Medicines Agency (EMA) board chair Christa Wirthumer-Hoche warned that immediately granting market authorization to Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine would be like playing Russian roulette. Hoche also criticized the rollouts in several EU states that were made without authorization. …

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Philippines Receives First COVAX COVID-19 Vaccines from World Health Organization

The Philippines has received 487,200 doses of the COVAX program COVID-19 vaccine made by AstraZeneca from the WHO. A KLM commercial flight carried the vaccines from Belgium and landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)Terminal 3  The plane landed …

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Senegal Receives 324,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses from World Health Organization COVAX initiative

Senegal has received the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine through the COVAX facility. The country received 324,000 doses of the vaccine to add to the 200,000 doses of China’s Sinopharm vaccine which it bought to kick off the first phase of vaccinations. Senegal …

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Ghana is First Country to Receive Covid-19 Vaccine Through World Health Organization COVAX Program

The first shipment of the Aztrazeneca-Oxford vaccineOrganization in Accra, Ghana. The shipment is said to contain at least 600,000 doses of the vaccine. The vaccines were acquired through the World Health Organization’s (WHO) COVAX scheme, which was set up to …

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WHO Recommends the Use of AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine for All Adults

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended the use of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca-Oxford for all adults, including those aged over 65, despite limited data on its efficacy for older people. The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) …

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