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UNICEF Launches Campaign To Boost COVID-19 Vaccinations In Africa

NAIROBI, The United Nations children’s fund (UNICEF), yesterday kicked off an eight-week campaign, to help boost COVID-19 vaccinations across Africa.UNICEF said, the first ever U-Report Challenge, which comes a week after COVAX delivered its billionth …

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FDA Limits Use of Regeneron, Lilly COVID-19 Antibody Treatments

The U.S. health regulator on Monday revised the emergency use authorizations for COVID-19 antibody treatments from Regeneron and Eli Lilly to limit their use, as the drugs are unlikely to work against the omicron variant.The Food and Drug Administratio…

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Polio team’s support for COVID-19 vaccination demonstrates their value for global health

When the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Rumbek, the capital of Lakes State in South Sudan, WHO State Polio Officer Dr Jiel Jiel was prepared. In support of the Ministry of Health, and in collaboration with partners, he had been worki…

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Polio team’s support for COVID-19 vaccination demonstrates their value for global health

When the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Rumbek, the capital of Lakes State in South Sudan, WHO State Polio Officer Dr Jiel Jiel was prepared. In support of the Ministry of Health, and in collaboration with partners, he had been worki…

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Covid-19: Covax delivers one billionth vaccine dose

GENEVA, The Covax scheme aimed at equitable global access to Covid-19 vaccines hit a “key milestone” Saturday when it delivered its one billionth dose, one of its key backers said. The Covax facility was set up in 2020 by the World Health Organizatio…

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Russia Delays New COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

The Russian government on Friday delayed approving unpopular legislation that would have restricted access to public places without proof of COVID-19 vaccination, amid a surge in new infections.The Associated Press reports the bill would have required …

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Covid-19: Africa’s cases pass 10.15 mln – Africa CDC

ADDIS ABABA, The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 10,159,243 cases as of Wednesday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.The specialized healthcare agency of the African Union (AU) said the…

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Covid-19: Hungary’s death toll exceeds 40,000, govt calls for 4th booster

BUDAPEST, Hungary’s cumulative COVID-19 death toll has exceeded 40,000, while the number of severe cases requiring hospitalization or mechanical ventilation was slightly down, the government’s coronavirus information website reported.On Tuesday alone, …

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Undocumented Afghan Refugees in Turkey Struggle to Access COVID Treatments, Vaccines

ERZURUM, TURKEY — Undocumented Afghan migrants who fled to Turkey to escape the Taliban say they are unable to get treatment and vaccines for the coronavirus.While officially registered refugees qualify for health care in Turkey, it is believed that th…

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South Africa should step up COVID-19 vaccinations, President Ramaphosa says

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa should step up COVID-19 vaccinations, President Cyril Ramaphosa said, urging members of his governing African National Congress (ANC) party to fight vaccine hesitancy in communities.Nearly 40 per cent of South Africa’s adult …