COVAX Current Affairs, GK & News

Minister Harsh Vardhan nominated to GAVI Board

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan was recently nominated by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation, GAVI as a member of GAVI board. The term of the minister as a member in the GAVI board will be between 2021 and 2023. The Minister is to represent the South East ..

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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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Mission COVID Suraksha: Key Facts

On November 12, 2020, the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced Mission COVID Suraksha. Under the mission, the Government of India has allocated Rs 900 crores to the research and development of COVID-19 vaccines in India. The funds allocated do not cover the cost and distribution of the vaccines. Key Highlights The mission is a part ..

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India-Bangladesh sign MoU on COVID-19 Vaccine

On November 5, 2020, the Government of Bangladesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Serum Institute of India for priority delivery of 3 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses. This COVISHIELD Vaccines was developed by AstraZeneca and University of Oxford. Highlights According to the agreement, initially 1.5 crore people will be vaccinated as each person requires ..

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