COVAX Facility Current Affairs, GK & News

China’s vaccine makers sign COVAX agreements

Two major COVID-19 vaccine makers of China have signed agreements to provide 550 million doses to COVAX facility. Highlights Gavi announced to buy 110 million doses from Sinopharm and Sinovac between July and October 2021. It will buy 440 million more doses by mid-2022. These vaccines were approved by World Health Organization for emergency use. ..

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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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WHO warns against Overpriced Vaccines

World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the countries against overpriced covid-19 vaccines substandard covid products. Highlights WHO warned after concern over danger of buying overpriced vaccines from intermediaries. WHO reminded countries that, countries should buy vaccines certified by WHO and make sure to identify origin of vaccines and covid product. What was the issue? Intermediates ..

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Japan pledges additional 800 mn dollars to COVAX Facility

Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, pledged an additional 800 million US Dollars to COVAX facility. Key Points Additional grant of 800 mn dollar to COVAX facility aims for “fair distribution of Coronavirus vaccines across the world”. Announcement was made during an “online vaccine summit” which was co-hosted by Japan with GAVI vaccine alliance. Online ..

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UNICEF- Moderna Vaccine supply agreement

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has signed an agreement with vaccine manufacturer Moderna to supply their international vaccination efforts boosting fight against SARS-CoV-2 virus. Key Points Under the supply agreement, UNICEF and its procurement partners like Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), will get access to up to 34 million doses of covid-19 vaccine which can ..

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