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WHO sets new targets for Vaccinating Poorest Nations

According to director of World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, covid-19 pandemic is being sustained by a “scandalous inequity” in vaccine distribution. Thus, he has set new targets to protect people in poorest nations. Vaccine Inequality Many countries are burdened with second wave of covid-19. More cases have been reported in 2021 so far, ..

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IMF Proposes USD 50 Billion Global Vaccination Plan

The IMF (International Monetary Fund) proposed a USD 50 billion global vaccination plan which will cover about 40 percent of global population by the end of 2021. It also seeks to cover at least 60 percent of the population by first half of 2022. Key Points This plan was proposed on the line of work ..

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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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