Talking to GAVI CEO: Race for Covid-19 Vaccine

The Global Vaccine Summit, hosted virtually by the UK on Thursday, raised 8.8 billion U.S. dollars for routine vaccinations in some of the world’s poorest countries. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, along with officials from more than 50 countries, attended the virtual meeting amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic. Also known as GAVI, the summit is a … Read more Talking to GAVI CEO: Race for Covid-19 Vaccine

China reiterates support for WHO in vaccine research

China says it will continue backing the World Health Organization in its vaccine research for COVID-19. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang spoke on Thursday at an online vaccine summit. Beijing has vowed to help ensure that a vaccine – once available – will be made accessible and affordable, especially for developing countries. Subscribe to us on … Read more China reiterates support for WHO in vaccine research

Boris Johnson announces $8.8bn funding in fight against Covid-19 at Gobal Vaccine Summit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced $8.8 billion of funding towards fight coronanvirus at a summit aiming to raise money for lifesaving vaccines for children in the world’s poorest countries. Mr Johnson hosted the World Vaccine Summit, where more than 50 countries and organisations made pledges to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which immunises children in developing … Read more Boris Johnson announces $8.8bn funding in fight against Covid-19 at Gobal Vaccine Summit

Chinese Premier: China to donate 20 million U.S. dollar to Gavi vaccine alliance

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and senior government officials of more than 50 countries have attended an online summit to raise funds for global vaccination programs, including a COVID-19 vaccine, hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Premier Li has announced a 20,000,000 U.S. dollar donation to the program. The Global Vaccine Summit is expected to … Read more Chinese Premier: China to donate 20 million U.S. dollar to Gavi vaccine alliance

Live: Global Vaccine Summit 2020 virtually opens in London全球疫苗峰会视频会议召开

Global Vaccine Summit 2020 opens in London. The virtual summit gathers world leaders to raise funds for Gavi, a UN-backed alliance that helps get vaccines to developing countries. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a keynote speech. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attends the summit virtually and addresses accelerating the development of a vaccine for #COVID19.

BREAKING: Boris Johnson to explore ‘travel corridors’ with some countries – UK COVID-19 briefing

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has outlined steps for preventing a second COVID-19 peak in UK: the test and trace programme, a two-week quarantine for arrivals into the country and financial support for vaccination in developing countries. In the daily government briefing, he said the test and trace programme will allow the government to “replace national … Read more BREAKING: Boris Johnson to explore ‘travel corridors’ with some countries – UK COVID-19 briefing

UN Chief on COVID-19 and People on the Move

António Guterres (United Nations Secretary-General) on COVID-19 and People on the Move. COVID-19 continues to devastate lives and livelihoods around the globe — hitting the most vulnerable the hardest. This is particularly true for millions of people on the move — such as refugees and internally displaced persons who are forced to flee their homes … Read more UN Chief on COVID-19 and People on the Move

Yemen Pledging Conference & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Yemen – Financing for Development – New Policy Brief on COVID-19 and People on the Move – Libya – Syria – Niger – Burkina Faso – Somalia – Ghana – Bolivia – El Salvador – Climate Change – Air Travel – Financial Contributions YEMEN … Read more Yemen Pledging Conference & other topics – Daily Briefing (2 June 2020)

‘We need to respond with unity & solidarity. A key aspect of solidarity: financial support’-UN Chief

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond. “(…) Today, we are asking for immediate, collective action in six critically important areas. First, global liquidity. A rush to safety has triggered an outflow of capital from some key … Read more ‘We need to respond with unity & solidarity. A key aspect of solidarity: financial support’-UN Chief

NemoCare, wearables to help newborns stay safe

Based in India, NemoCare focuses on technology to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates in developing countries. TechCrunch talked to co-founder and CTO Manor Sanker about NemoCare’s portable and low-cost wearable for newborns, which monitors vital signs and connects to a platform that alerts medical teams when a baby needs help. TechCrunch is a leading … Read more NemoCare, wearables to help newborns stay safe

Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China address during the High Level Welcome WHA73

His Excellency President Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China addressing the 73rd World Health Assembly. “China will provide US$ 2 billion over 2 years to help with COVID-19 response, and with economic and social development in affected countries, especially developing countries.”

World Health Assembly & other topics – Daily Briefing (18 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/World Health Assembly – Deputy Secretary-General/Commencement – ECOSOC – Syria/Security Council – Afghanistan – Félicien Kabuga – Burundi – Central African Republic – COVID-19/Kazakhstan – COVID-19/Somalia – International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia – COVID-19/Museums – COVID-19/Hunger – Donald Paneth SECRETARY-GENERAL/WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY … Read more World Health Assembly & other topics – Daily Briefing (18 May 2020)

China’s Virus Vaccine Will Be Global Public Good, Xi Says

China will make its coronavirus vaccine a global public good once one is available, President Xi Jinping told the World Health Organization’s governing body. Xi’s comments come amid growing concern that countries will put national interests first in the quest for a protective shot, seen as the key to getting economies moving again. The WHO is pushing a … Read more China’s Virus Vaccine Will Be Global Public Good, Xi Says

“Across our set of responses, we have a clear compass” – Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General

Remarks by Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, on ‘Joining Forces: Effective Policy Solutions for Covid-19 Response’ – ECOSOC Informal Briefing. Speaking at the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) informal briefing entitled “Joining Forces: Effective Policy Solutions for Covid-19 Response,” the Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, said that, now more than ever, people and countries everywhere … Read more “Across our set of responses, we have a clear compass” – Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General

‘COVID-19: a challenging task in developing countries’ – Exec Dir of WHO Emergencies Programme

Remarks by Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the World Health Organization Health Emergencies Programme, on the release of the updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan. COVID-19 has now reached practically every country on the planet, with the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting more than 3.6 million cases and over 251,000 deaths as of Thursday. However, … Read more ‘COVID-19: a challenging task in developing countries’ – Exec Dir of WHO Emergencies Programme