WHO and UNICEF Warn of ‘Alarming Decline’ in Childhood Vaccinations Amid Covid-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Wednesday (15 Jul) of “an alarming decline in the number of children receiving life-saving vaccines around the world,” the UN spokesperson said at a press briefing in New York. “This is due to disruptions in the delivery and uptake of immunization services … Read more WHO and UNICEF Warn of ‘Alarming Decline’ in Childhood Vaccinations Amid Covid-19

Vaccine Distribution Plan Could Set Up ‘Bidding War’ Among Rich Countries

Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make that happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available for poor ones. Activists warn that without stronger attempts to hold political, pharmaceutical and health leaders … Read more Vaccine Distribution Plan Could Set Up ‘Bidding War’ Among Rich Countries

Protest Against Africa’s First Covid-19 Virus Vaccine Trial in South Africa

(AP) Protesters against Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial burned their face masks on Wednesday as experts note a worrying level of resistance and misinformation around testing on the continent. Anti-vaccine sentiment in Africa is “the worst I’ve ever seen,” the CEO of the GAVI vaccine alliance, Seth Berkley, told an African Union vaccine conference last … Read more Protest Against Africa’s First Covid-19 Virus Vaccine Trial in South Africa

Exclusive with CEO of Gavi the Vaccine Alliance

With sporadic COVID-19 outbreaks in some mega cities, the need for vaccines is ever more urgent. Worldwide, about 12 potential COVID-19 vaccines are in early stages of testing. Early this month, The Global Vaccine Summit, organized by Gavi and hosted virtually by the UK raised more than 8 billion dollars for routine vaccinations in some … Read more Exclusive with CEO of Gavi the Vaccine Alliance

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

Vaccine Summit Raises $8.8 Billion to Immunize 300 Million Children, Support Fight Against Covid-19

The Global Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) has been pledged U.S. $8.8 billion during a one-day virtual summit meeting on Thursday organized by the United Kingdom. The money pledged by dozens of sovereign governments, non-profit organizations and foundations will go towards the fight against COVID-19. Microsoft founder Bill Gates pledged over 100 million dollars from the Bill … Read more Vaccine Summit Raises $8.8 Billion to Immunize 300 Million Children, Support Fight Against Covid-19

Global Vaccine Summit draws pledges to increase vaccine accessibility

The Global Vaccine Summit, hosted by the UK, raised 8.8 billion U.S. dollars to support vaccination and save more lives. Leaders from over 30 countries and heads of international organizations attended the summit. The summit aims to raise funds for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) to ensure vaccine accessibility worldwide. The funds … Read more Global Vaccine Summit draws pledges to increase vaccine accessibility

UK hosts global vaccine summit alongside Gavi, the vaccine alliance – watch live

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Vaccines alliance raises $8.8bn for global immunisation plans

The vaccines alliance has raised $8.8bn for global immunisation plans, exceeding its target. Gavi is raising the money to restart routine immunisations for preventable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. The immunisations have been put on hold due to the coronavirus crisis, putting millions of children at risk. Al Jazeera’s Charlie Angela has more. – … Read more Vaccines alliance raises $8.8bn for global immunisation plans

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.

Financing Sustainable Development in the Context of COVID-19

The #COVID19 pandemic is causing immense suffering for people across the globe. The 2020 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development will meet virtually to ramp up global response to COVID-19. – Opening remarks by the President of ECOSOC – Remarks by the Secretary–General – Remarks by the President of the General Assembly – Video message … Read more Financing Sustainable Development in the Context of COVID-19

Race for COVID-19 Vaccine: How Far Along?

Chinese respiratory specialist Zhong Nanshan says measures against the pandemic should not be reliant on “herd immunity,” adding a coronavirus vaccine is now the top priority. Dr. Zhong adds there is no targeted therapeutic COVID-19 drug and international cooperation is still needed for research. Speaking of drug and vaccine research, Tian Wei talked to Dr. … Read more Race for COVID-19 Vaccine: How Far Along?

Vision of Italy: Rare Italian Wines in London

Thousands of wineries are producing wine in Italy. Few of them are directly imported in UK, as the number of importers and distributors is by far smaller. That’s why Vision of Italy, an event presenting top quality wine and food products from Italy at Prism Brasserie in London, on  March, 30th, is set to be so … Read more Vision of Italy: Rare Italian Wines in London