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US announces 500 Million Vaccine doses to Poor Countries

United States President Joe Biden has announced to donate 500 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to poorest countries across world to end the pandemic as soon as possible. Key Points This donation is a bold move which showed, US recognises its responsibility towards world as well as its citizens. US will provide these half ..

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Asia-Pacific Vaccine Access Facility, APVAX

The Asian Development Bank recently launched Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility to provide equitable support to the developing countries as they procure and deliver vaccines. The bank has allocated 9 billion USD for the scheme. What is Asia-Pacific Vaccine Access Facility? It will support developing countries in Asia and will put in efforts to procure ..

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WHO to launch 120 million Rapid Diagnostic Tests for COVID-19

On September 29, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that it will launch 120 million rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19 joining hands with its partners. This will help lower- and middle-income countries to fill in the testing gap with richer countries. Highlights The WHO launched rapid diagnostic tests will be antigen based. The price of ..

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