COVAX Facility Current Affairs, GK & News

WHO Chief lauds India for supporting “Vaccine Equality”

The Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, lauded India and the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, for sharing the Covid-19 vaccines and supporting the “Vaccine Equality” across the world. Highlights The Chief of WHO also hoped that other countries will follow the same path to distribute the vaccines equally. WHO chief ..

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UN asks G20 nations to prepare ‘Global Covid-19 Vaccination Plan’

The Secretary-General of United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has asked the G20 nations to prepare a “Global Covid-19 Vaccination Plan” on February 17, 2020. Highlights The UN asked do so while it condemned the wildly uneven and unfair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across the countries. He stated that, the 10 wealthier countries have administered 75 percent ..

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UNICEF’s COVID-19 Vaccine Market Dashboard

The UNICEF has recently launched the COVID-19 Vaccine Market Dashboard as the designated COVAX procurement coordinator and procurement agent. About the Dashboard It is an interactive tool for countries and industries to follow the developments of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 vaccines. It will also act as a platform to learn about the efforts of the ..

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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 is in talks with countries to join its COVAX Facility

The World Health Organization is renewing its invitation to countries to join its COVID 19 Vaccine facility, a mechanism designed to guarantee rapid, fair and equitable access to the COVID 19 vaccines. The facility, named as COVAS facility, is meant to provide affordable access to vaccines to all the people in the world. What is ..

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