World health, IP, trade bodies launch Covid platform

The heads of the global health, IP and trade agencies on Thursday announced a joint platform to help countries plug the gaps in accessing COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and technologies.


South Africa to host vaccine tech transfer hub

South Africa will host the continent's first COVID-19 vaccine production facility, as President Cyril Ramaphosa said Monday Africa now understood that doses would "never come" from elsewhere in time to save lives.


More than two billion COVID vaccines given

More than two billion COVID-19 vaccines have been given across the world, according to an AFP tally Thursday drawn from official sources.


WHO approves China's Sinovac COVID jab

The World Health Organization on Tuesday approved the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency useā€”the second Chinese jab to receive the WHO's green light.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

At least 115,000 health workers have died from COVID: WHO

At least 115,000 health and care workers have died from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, the WHO chief said Monday, calling for a dramatic scale-up of vaccination in all countries.


Pharma lobby calls for increased vaccine sharing

Leading pharmaceutical organisations pressed Wednesday for urgent measures to share coronavirus vaccines globally and inoculate the world's entire adult population by the end of the year.


Beyond vaccines, UNESCO seeks share more global science

While the U.S. president is calling for suspending patents on COVID-19 vaccines, experts at UNESCO are quietly working on a more ambitious plan: a new global system for sharing scientific knowledge that would outlast the ...

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