Tags : Covid-19 Vaccines

Vaccine: World Bank Gives $4bn to 51 Countries

The World Bank has stated that it has provided a fund of over $4 billion for the purchase and deployment of COVID-19 Vaccine to 51 countries– with over half in Africa. This was contained in a press statement released by the bank titled ‘World Bank financing for COVID-19 vaccine rollout exceeds $4bn for 50 countries’ […]Read More

EU Partners With Africa To Build Vaccine Production Hubs

The European Union is planning to invest $1 billion in building Covid-19 vaccine production hubs in Africa, according to the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. According to Reuters, this move is targeted at providing more independence for Africa on vaccine production and ultimately end Africa’s vaccine dependency on other parts of […]Read More

Nigeria To Get 3.93 Million Doses Of Covax

Nigeria is expected to receive 3.92 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from the COVAX facility between the end of July and early August.  Meanwhile, the administration of the second dose of Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in the country will also end by 25th June 2021.  The Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency […]Read More

AfDB: $10bn COVID-19 Fund Boosting Africa’s Recovery

The African Development Bank has said the intervention package of its $10 billion COVID-19 relief facility which has it began disbursing since the heat of the pandemic in 2020 is boosting the recovery of several African countries. The Vice President, Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex, Khaled Sherif, stated this at the bank’s pre-annual […]Read More

Africa Needs 20 Million Vaccine Doses Now – WHO

The WHO has revealed Africa would need 20 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine within six weeks if those who have had their first shot are to get the second in time, the WHO said Thursday. Dr Matshidiso Moeti for the World Health Organization, Africa underlined the importance of respecting the recommended interval of eight to […]Read More

Malawi Destroys Near 20,000 Vials Of Expired COVID-19 Shots

The health authorities in Malawi have publicly disposed of 19,610 doses of expired AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines. While explaining the reason for the public disposal, Health Minister Kandodo Chiponda expressed that the move would boost public confidence in the country’s vaccine programme. “We are destroying publicly in order to stay accountable to Malawians. The vaccines that […]Read More

France To Deliver 30 Million Covid-19 Vaccines To Africa

President Emmanuel Macron has said France was on track to deliver 30 million COVID-19 vaccination doses to Africa by year-end, part of a total of more than 100 million doses that the European Union plans to deliver to Africa this year. “To help Africa get vaccinated … is, first of all, a duty of solidarity, […]Read More

Covid-19: The Debate On Vaccine Patent Explained

The debate on vaccine patents borders on the idea that everyone should be protected from the coronavirus. It is not enough that the vaccines be created, world leaders could do more to support vaccine availability. Till now, many countries in Africa have been left struggling to boost vaccination rates, worse off with the current shortage […]Read More

Three Major COVID-19 Variants Explained [Special Report]

Despite worldwide vaccination campaigns, daily news heralds mounting Covid-19 cases caused by emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2. India alone recorded 4,092 Deaths In 24 Hours on Sunday, May 9, 2021. This frightening surge of cases has led several countries to initiate partial to total lockdown to minimize the spread of the… You must be registered to […]Read More

Report: World To Spend $157 billion On COVID-19 Vaccines Through

The total spending on COVID-19 vaccines globally is projected to reach $157 billion by 2025. This is driven by a mass vaccination program underway and “booster shots” expected every two years, according to a report from  Reuters  by U.S. health data company IQVIA Holdings Inc . IQVIA, which provides data and analytics for the healthcare […]Read More