British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is meeting virtually with the leaders of France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan and the United States to discuss international challenges.
Published on Feb 19, 2021 06:32 PM IST
PTI | , London
Pakistan this month started the anti-coronavirus vaccination drive with 500,000 doses of Sinopharm’s vaccine donated by its ally China.
Published on Feb 19, 2021 02:08 PM IST
PTI | , Islamabad
Mexico, which has one of the world's highest coronavirus death tolls, started vaccinating healthcare workers in December.
Published on Feb 15, 2021 07:35 AM IST
Reuters | , Mexico City
- Elizabeth Truss is on a four-day visit to India for talks with Piyush Goyal towards an “enhanced trade partnership”. After concluding her visit to the facility at Pune, Truss tweeted that SII will also be producing 1.3 billion doses for the COVAX alliance to which UK has committed £548 million.
Published on Feb 08, 2021 05:09 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Under the program, Thailand would be charged extra for booking and it would have limitations on the producers and delivery period.
Published on Feb 07, 2021 09:01 AM IST
The Covax facility on Wednesday published its interim distribution forecast of Covid-19 vaccines.
Updated on Feb 04, 2021 03:18 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore said the shots would be delivered over a number of years at the cost of about $3 per dose for low- and middle-income countries.
Published on Feb 03, 2021 07:45 PM IST
Reuters | , Geneva/london
The WHO has authorized just one Covid-19 vaccine so far - a shot developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.
Published on Jan 29, 2021 05:11 PM IST
The first doses provided for the region through COVAX will arrive in February, WHO official Yvan Hutin told reporters. The WHO's Eastern Mediterranean region comprises of Middle Eastern countries as well as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Djibouti.
Published on Jan 27, 2021 04:34 PM IST
Reuters | , Cairo
The immunisation drive will have to take place amid relentless violence in the country.
Updated on Jan 27, 2021 11:49 AM IST
Reuters | , Kabul
- "Since (Biden's) administration claims not to be anti-science like the previous one ..., one expects it to free the transfer of Iran's own foreign exchange resources to fight the coronavirus and for health and food, and lift banking sanctions quickly," said government spokesman Ali Rabiei.
Published on Jan 26, 2021 07:56 PM IST
Reuters | , Dubai
COVAX, which is co-led by the GAVI vaccine alliance, the World Health Organization and others.
Published on Jan 21, 2021 03:09 PM IST
Reuters | , London
"The arrangement is 20% of Gavi’s total support will be provided to India, which comes to about 200 million doses. It will cost Gavi about $1.4 billion. Gavi will also provide $30 million for technical assistance.", says Anuradha Gupta.
Updated on Jan 19, 2021 04:09 AM IST
Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
The World Health Organization’s COVAX programme is the main global scheme to vaccinate people in poor and middle income countries around the world against the coronavirus.
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 06:46 PM IST
Brussels |Reuters | Posted by Arpan Rai
The ambitious initiative known as COVAX created to ensure the entire world has access to Covid-19 vaccines has secured only a fraction of the 2 billion doses it hopes to buy over the next year, has yet to confirm any actual deals to ship out vaccines and is short on cash.
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 03:50 PM IST
New Delhi |Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
The two-day summit of heads of state was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed at least 1.38 million people globally, with the world’s highest death tolls recorded in seven of the G-20 countries.
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 03:19 AM IST
Dubai |Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
It will likely take three to four years to manufacture enough vaccines to cover the world’s population, but high-income countries and a few middle-income countries with manufacturing capacity such as India, have already purchased nearly 3.8 bn doses.
Updated on Nov 02, 2020 09:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Sanchita Sharma
If anything goes wrong after the administration of a vaccine, the government of those countries under the scheme will not have to face any cost.
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 07:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman said that the foundation had been working to support a lot of work around diagnostics as well.
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 01:49 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
The goal of Covax is to place orders for multiple promising candidates with the aim of distributing successful ones equitably.
Updated on Oct 19, 2020 04:39 PM IST
Gampela |Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma
The contract with COVAX Facility guarantees Mexico’s acquisition of enough vaccines for up to 20 percent of the population, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 06:51 AM IST
Asian News International |Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
Even if the vaccine is ready soon, scientist question whether the country will be able to produce enough doses to meet its international commitment, according to a report published on science journal Nature.
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 10:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
China is now the biggest economy to join the international initiative, with the US and Russia staying out of it.
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 10:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Beijing |Sutirtho Patranobis
Eduardo Pazuello said the decision was still under consideration, speaking by videoconference at a meeting of ACT, the global alliance to accelerate development, production and equitable access to Covid-19 tests, treatments and vaccines.
Published on Sep 11, 2020 05:48 AM IST
Brasilia |Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
We would welcome Indian participation ...India has extensive experience (with vaccines),” said Bruce Aylward in a briefing in Geneva
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 11:44 PM IST
Geneva, Switzerland |Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
The WHO and the GAVI vaccine alliance are leading the COVAX facility, aimed at helping buy and distribute vaccination shots fairly around the world.
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 10:30 PM IST
Geneva |Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UNICEF’s role is part of a Covid-19 vaccine allocation plan - known as COVAX and co-led by the World Health Organization - that aims to buy and provide equitable access to the shots. So far, 76 wealthy nations committed to joining the COVAX effort.
Published on Sep 04, 2020 05:48 AM IST
Reuters |Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
Seth Berkley, chief executive of the GAVI vaccines alliance, said the coordinated plan, known as COVAX, now has Japan, Germany, Norway and more than 70 other nations signed up, agreeing in principle to procure Covid-19 vaccines through the facility for their populations.
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 09:24 AM IST
London |Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
Seth Berkley, chief executive of the GAVI vaccine alliance, which is co-leading the COVAX facility designed to ensure fair global access to Covid-19 shots, said the facility had no specific target price and would also seek to negotiate tiered pricing for richer and poorer countries.
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 12:25 AM IST
London/Chicago |Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar