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WHO

WHO expects assessment of Moderna and two Chinese vaccines by end of next week
World

WHO expects assessment of Moderna and two Chinese vaccines by end of next week

  • Simao said the WHO's independent panel was assessing the Moderna vaccine and a vaccine from China's Sinopharm on Friday and was due to look at China's other main vaccine, made by Sinovac Biotech, next week.
  • "So, by the beginning of next week or the end of next week we will have the final assessment of these three vaccines out," she told a briefing.
Published 30 Apr, 2021 08:37pm
Donate $7 for a COVID-19 vaccine to help end pandemic, WHO urges
World

Donate $7 for a COVID-19 vaccine to help end pandemic, WHO urges

  • The WHO estimates that $7 would cover the cost of buying and delivering a vaccine dose for someone in a low income country.
  • "The best way out of this pandemic is by getting vaccines to everyone, starting with health workers and the world's most vulnerable people," Tedros said in a statement.
Published 28 Apr, 2021 05:46pm
Vaccine hesitancy one of the biggest threats to public health: Report
World

Vaccine hesitancy one of the biggest threats to public health: Report

  • A recent report revealed that a wide array of factors including gender, education and media consumption can have an impact on public attitudes towards the coronavirus vaccinations across Central Asian countries.
  • According to the World Health Organisation, vaccine hesitancy is one of the biggest threats to global health, with experts identifying that one of the most common reasons for refusal include a lack of trust and inaccessibility.
Updated 22 Apr, 2021 09:49am
SPDC proposes tobacco tax reform
Business

SPDC proposes tobacco tax reform

KARACHI: Social Policy and Development Centre (SPDC) has proposed tobacco tax reform that would greatly help the...
Published 21 Apr, 2021 03:21am