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In April, the Centre halted supply of Covid-19 vaccines to the UN-backed programme as India itself was hit by a severe second wave of the pandemic.
Published on Nov 23, 2021 11:27 AM IST
In September this year, India announced resuming Covid-19 vaccine exports in the last quarter of this year, including doses to be distributed under the Covax facility
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 03:11 AM IST
India halted the export of vaccines against Covid-19 in April this year after a severe second wave hit the country that impacted the COVAX facility, a global risk-sharing mechanism for pooled procurement and equitable distribution of anti Covid-19 vaccines.
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 08:16 AM IST
A total of 49 least covered countries have been identified for allocating around 75 million Covid-19 vaccines, in a move that aims to eradicate the deficit between poorer nations where many are yet to be jabbed with the first dose, and their richer counterparts that have begun giving booster shots.
Published on Oct 01, 2021 06:44 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
- Sharing a tweet, the WHO chief wrote, “Thank you Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya for announcing India will resume crucial Covid vaccine shipments to COVAX in October.”
Published on Sep 22, 2021 10:56 AM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Published on Jul 14, 2021 07:08 PM IST
Of the 55 million remaining doses, some 41 million would be shared through COVAX, the White House said, with approximately 14 million going to Latin America and the Caribbean, some 16 million to Asia, and roughly 10 million to Africa.
Published on Jun 21, 2021 10:59 PM IST
"Through the supply agreement, UNICEF, along with procurement partners including the PanAmerican Health Organization (PAHO), will have access to up to 34 million doses of the vaccine for around 92 countries and territories in 2021," UNICEF said.
Published on Jun 03, 2021 12:03 AM IST
ANI | , Washington Dc
That level of supply capability assumes vaccination demand in China is being met, China National Pharmaceutical Group's chairman Liu Jingzhen said.
Published on Jun 02, 2021 09:29 PM IST
Reuters | , Beijing
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that his country was making a further $50 million donation to the GAVI vaccine alliance's COVAX facility, bringing its total to $130 million.
Published on Jun 02, 2021 06:54 PM IST
Reuters | , Geneva
The Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, is the key supplier of AstraZeneca doses to Covax.
Updated on May 28, 2021 02:50 PM IST
Covax said it has already delivered 70 million vaccine doses to 126 countries, but faces a shortfall of 190 million at the end of June because of the "severe impact on Covax's supply in the second quarter of this year... (from) the terrible surge of the virus in India".
Published on May 28, 2021 06:40 AM IST
AFP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
- By the end of June, Covax will be around 190 million doses short of its target, according to Covax chief Seth Berkley (as cited in an article in Science).
Updated on May 28, 2021 06:35 AM IST
R Sukumar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
- Malawi’s burning of the vaccines defies calls not to do so by the World Health Organization and the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Updated on May 19, 2021 04:41 PM IST
AP | , Blantyre, Malawi
- The WHO-backed COVAX facility’s plans to roll out hundreds of millions of doses of vaccines to scores of countries.
Updated on May 18, 2021 11:57 PM IST
Rezaul H Laskar, New Delhi
- Following unavailability of vaccines, the Punjab government decided to join the COVAX alliance, since it offers global vaccines at the best possible price.
Published on May 13, 2021 07:11 PM IST
hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine - the mainstay of the COVAX programme so far - has been hit by safety concerns after reports of blood clots in some recipients.
Published on Apr 09, 2021 08:01 PM IST
Reuters | , Geneva
South Korea, Indonesia and the Philippines are among countries to be hit by shipment delays to vaccines they have been promised under the COVAX programme
Published on Mar 30, 2021 12:47 PM IST
Reuters | , Seoul/ Manila
India has supplied 61 million vaccine doses to as many as 77 countries as part of both grants and commercial arrangements.
Updated on Mar 28, 2021 05:11 AM IST
Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
The global vaccine-sharing Covax facility, co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO), the GAVI vaccine alliance and others, has begun to bear fruit in nations from Ghana to Rwanda.
Published on Mar 05, 2021 10:57 PM IST
Reuters | , Abuja/nairobi, Nigeria/kenya
- So far Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Angola and Congo also have received their first vaccine doses via Covax, with several other countries including Mali, Senegal, Malawi and Uganda set to receive them this week.
Published on Mar 03, 2021 06:54 PM IST
"Thank you @DrTedros. We are all together in the fight against this pandemic. India is committed to sharing resources, experiences, and knowledge for global good," the Prime Minister said in a tweet.
Updated on Feb 26, 2021 09:41 PM IST
South Africa and India, which both manufacture drugs and vaccines, made the proposal at the WTO last year, arguing that intellectual property rules were hindering the urgent scale-up of vaccine production and provision of medical products to some patients.
Published on Feb 25, 2021 05:42 PM IST
Reuters | , Johannesburg
The arrival of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the West African country marks the beginning of the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history, according to the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
Published on Feb 24, 2021 08:24 PM IST
- The vaccines, delivered by Unicef, arrived at Accra’s international airport early Wednesday and are part of the first wave of Covid-19 vaccines being sent by Covax.
Published on Feb 24, 2021 04:44 PM IST
AP | , Accra
Sharp inequalities in vaccine rollouts have led to criticism that all but the world's richest countries will have to wait for months.
Published on Feb 24, 2021 05:11 AM IST
Reuters | , Mexico City
"Not in the next couple of months. This week. (I think) today or tomorrow, the first shipment from India, from the Serum Institute, will be going out to at least 25 or 30 countries," Soumya Swaminathan said.
Published on Feb 22, 2021 10:51 PM IST
PTI | , Hyderabad
The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said Pakistan will receive 5.6 million doses of coronavirus vaccines by the end of March.
Published on Feb 21, 2021 07:21 PM IST
PTI | , Islamabad
Covax aims to ensure a fair supply of coronavirus vaccines around the world.
Published on Feb 19, 2021 09:06 PM IST
Reuters | , Berlin
The EU is one of the leading donors to the Covax program, which aims to ensure equitable access to Covid-19 shots for low-and middle-income countries.
Published on Feb 19, 2021 08:45 PM IST
AP | , Brussels