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UNICEF

'Helpless': alarm after India delays vaccines to COVAX programme for poor countries
World

'Helpless': alarm after India delays vaccines to COVAX programme for poor countries

  • UNICEF, a UN agency responsible for distributing vaccines through the global COVAX programme, it expects deliveries of the vaccines to be delayed this month and next.
  • We understand that deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines to lower-income economies participating in the COVAX Facility will likely face delays following a setback in securing export licenses for further doses of COVID-19 vaccines produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII), expected to be shipped in March and April.
Published 25 Mar, 2021 07:52pm
UNICEF chief: $1bn more needed for COVAX COVID-19 vaccine rollout
World

UNICEF chief: $1bn more needed for COVAX COVID-19 vaccine rollout

  • UNICEF, the world's single largest vaccine buyer, is part of the World Health Organization-backed COVAX programme to supply COVID-19 shots to emerging economies.
  • We have been asking the world for more funding ... for UNICEF and our distribution to countries we still need about $1 billion.
Published 10 Mar, 2021 08:26pm