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Summit for Vaccine Internationalism

Four-day Summit for vaccine internationalism by Progressive International was opened on June 18, 2021. Highlights Summit was opened with the goal of ending “covid-19 pandemic as quickly as possible by administering and securing COVID-19 vaccines for all”. Vaccine summit brings together political leaders, Global south governments, healthcare workers and vaccine manufacturers from about twenty countries ..

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Punjab to join COVAX facility

The Punjab Government recently announced that it is to join COVAX facility in order to increase its COVID-19 supplies. Why is Punjab joining COVAX facility? There is a huge vaccine shortage in India. This is slowing the vaccination efforts of the country. Thus the State Government of Punjab is planning to join COVAX facility. What ..

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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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WHO backs India’s proposal against “COVID-19 Vaccine Nationalism”

Early in October, 2020, India and South Africa urged the TRIPS Council of the World Health Organization to waive certain rules to scale-up research, development, manufacturing and supply of medical products to fight against COVID-19. This has been backed by the World Health Organization. Highlights India and South Africa had proposed to ease international and ..

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