GAVI Current Affairs, GK & News

Global Ebola vaccine stockpile

The Global Ebola Vaccine stockpile was recently established by four international health and humanitarian organizations. What are the four international organizations that established Global Ebola Vaccine Stockpile? World Health Organization (WHO), Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and UNICEF. What is International Coordinating Group (ICG)? Together WHO, ..

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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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Pneumosil: India’s First Pneumonia Vaccine

The Serum Institute of India recently unveiled the first indigenously developed Pneumococcal Vaccine called Pneumosil. The vaccine was launched by the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. About the Vaccine Pneumosil was developed through collaboration with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and PATH organization. It has been approved by the Drugs Controller General of India. The ..

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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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India’s First Indigenous Vaccine against Pneumonia

The first Indian vaccine against Pneumonia has been developed by Serum Institute of India. The vaccine is to be made available to the domestic makers soon. Highlights India has access to pneumonia vaccines. However, the new locally developed vaccine is much cheaper than the other pneumonia vaccines such as NYSE:PFE produced by Pfizer and LSE:GSK ..

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