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New York: The COVID crisis "has revealed how unequal our societies are” said the UN chief in his message for World Health Day released on Monday. more
Vaccine equity: ‘Race is on’ to inoculate health workers and those most at risk globally

New York: As the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines continues to be a major concern, the UN health chief said on Thursday that with just over a week remaining until the deadline ...

COVID-19 vaccine rollout ‘unacceptably slow’ in Europe, WHO warns

New York: Rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Europe is “unacceptably slow” as new cases increase among practically all age groups there, according to the regional office of the W ...

WHO calls for urgent action to ramp up production of COVID-19 vaccines for all

New York: Urgent action is needed to increase production of COVID-19 vaccines that will be distributed through the global initiative making these medicines accessible by all countries, th ...

Australian Prime Minister gets vaccinated against COVID19 marking 'comeback' from pandemic

Moscow/Sputnik: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was among the first people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in the country on Sunday.

Dispatch of millions of COVID-19 vaccines to Africa expected to start in February: WHO

New York: The joint UN-led COVAX initiative aims to start shipping about 90 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Africa in February, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. ...

WHO urges effective and fair use of COVID vaccines

New York: With COVID-19 vaccines currently in scarce supply, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday pressed governments to prioritize inoculation of health workers and ...

UN health agency panel issues key guidance on second COVID vaccine doses

New York: A World Health Organization (WHO) expert panel issued its first guidance on the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, saying that it should ideally be given to people in two sepa ...

As COVID deaths pass two million worldwide, Guterres warns against self-defeating ‘vaccinationalism'

New York: With more than two million lives now lost worldwide to COVID-19, the UN Secretary-General appealed on Friday for countries to work together and help each other to end the pandem ...

Brazil results show China's Sinovac vaccine is just 50.4 percent effective against COVID-19

Brazilian clinical trials have unveiled that a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac has been found to be 50.4% effective, media reports said.