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PAHO Director Appeals For The Maintenance Of COVID-19 Vigilance

In a digital press briefing, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Dr. Carissa Etienne, has appealed to member countries to maintain coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols and safeguards, even as vaccinations get under way in several territories. She noted that some countries are yet to get any doses of the vaccines while others are only able to distribute marginally. “Some countries… have […]

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COVAX Set To Run Short On Supplies

COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access, abbreviated as COVAX, a global initiative aimed at equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines led by UNICEF, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the World Health Organization, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, among others, is facing a serious setback in meeting its vaccine distribution target. Initially, it planned to make COVID-19 vaccines available to 84 countries but subsequently expanded […]

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WHO Warns — Drug Deals Threaten COVAX Supply

The World Health Organization (WHO) in a recent report noted that countries seeking their own COVID-19 vaccine doses are making deals with drug companies that threaten the supply for the global COVAX program for poor and middle-income countries. Jamaica is one of the countries set to benefit from the COVAX Facility. WHO senior adviser Bruce Aylward said in a briefing […]

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G7 Leaders Make Pledge For More COVAX Help

G7 heads have committed themselves to more generous support and contribution to the COVAX vaccine-sharing initiative, which will benefit the family of nations. In a joint statement released after a virtual summit, G7 leaders raised their overall commitment to US$7.5 billion. More calls and appeals have been made on wealthy countries to ensure that less developed countries get fair access […]