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WHO

EU doubles contribution to COVAX with over $600mn in new funding

EU doubles contribution to COVAX with over $600mn in new funding

  • The contribution consists of a 300 million euro grant and 200 million euros in guarantees by the European Fund for Sustainable Development plus (EFSD+) that will back a loan by the European Investment Bank.
  • They are targeting to deliver 1.3 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 92 low- and middle-income countries by the end of 2021.
Published 19 Feb, 2021 09:03pm
Senegal expects first delivery of China's Sinopharm vaccine
World

Senegal expects first delivery of China's Sinopharm vaccine

  • Like other African countries that have struggled to procure vaccines, Senegal is still waiting for disbursements through African Union and World Health Organization-backed (WHO) programmes.
  • It was not clear how many doses would be in the first shipment or when vaccinations might start.
Published 17 Feb, 2021 07:08pm
New Covid-19 cases down 16 percent last week: WHO
World

New Covid-19 cases down 16 percent last week: WHO

  • The interim distribution list issued on February 3 broke down the programme's initial 337.2 million doses -- of which all barring 1.2 million Pfizer-BioNTech doses, are from AstraZeneca. Both WHO-approved vaccines require two injected doses.
Published 17 Feb, 2021 11:13am
China refused to provide WHO team with raw data on early COVID cases, team member says
World

China refused to provide WHO team with raw data on early COVID cases, team member says

  • The team had requested raw patient data on the 174 cases of COVID-19 that China had identified from the early phase of the outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019.
  • "That's standard practice for an outbreak investigation," he told Reuters on Saturday via video call from Sydney, where he is currently undergoing quarantine.
Published 13 Feb, 2021 06:39pm
China refused to provide WHO team with raw data on early COVID cases, team member says
World

China refused to provide WHO team with raw data on early COVID cases, team member says

  • The team had requested raw patient data on the 174 cases of COVID-19 that China had identified from the early phase of the outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, as well as other cases, but were only provided with a summary, said Dominic Dwyer.
  • A summary of the team’s findings could be released as early as next week, the WHO said on Friday.
Published 13 Feb, 2021 03:43pm
WHO says all hypotheses still open in probe into virus origins
World

WHO says all hypotheses still open in probe into virus origins

  • Some questions have been raised as to whether some hypotheses have been discarded. Having spoken with some members of the team.
  • Some of that work may lie outside the remit and scope of this mission. We have always said that this mission would not find all the answers.
Published 12 Feb, 2021 09:20pm
First ever telemedicine clinic launched in Loralai
Pakistan

First ever telemedicine clinic launched in Loralai

The organistaion has served 340,000 patients till date through the network of its 33 e-health clinics across Pakistan, and the mobile application. “The government of Balochistan appreciates the effort of Sehat Kahani in bringing this much needed innovation to our region; this will help many patients from underserved areas to be able to access quality healthcare."
Published 10 Feb, 2021 06:42pm