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World Health Organization

Most African countries to begin vaccination drives by end of March: WHO

Most African countries to begin vaccination drives by end of March: WHO

  • The world's poorest continent faces logistical and financial obstacles to securing all the vaccines it needs, but the WHO-led COVAX facility has begun to bear fruit.
  • This week Africa has been at the forefront of COVAX facility deliveries, finally, with almost 10 million vaccine doses being delivered to 11 countries as of this morning.
Updated 04 Mar, 2021 09:51pm
Guinea starts Ebola vaccine campaign as cases emerge
World

Guinea starts Ebola vaccine campaign as cases emerge

  • The vaccination uses the 'ring strategy' where all people who have come into contact with a confirmed Ebola patient are given the vaccine, as well as frontline and health workers.
  • The last time Guinea faced an Ebola outbreak, vaccines were still being developed.
Published 23 Feb, 2021 08:55pm
J&J applies to WHO for emergency use listing of COVID-19 vaccine
Business & Finance

J&J applies to WHO for emergency use listing of COVID-19 vaccine

  • J&J said an emergency use listing is a prerequisite for supplying vaccines to the COVAX vaccine program, co-led by WHO, which aims to deliver doses to poor and middle-income countries.
  • The J&J vaccine is administered in a single dose and can be stored at normal fridge temperatures, a big selling point in countries with relatively weaker healthcare infrastructure.
Published 19 Feb, 2021 07:31pm