Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) Current Affairs, GK & News

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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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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