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GAVI COVAX AMC: African countries qualify for COVID-19 vaccines

By Herman Opondo     Thanks to the through Gavi’s COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC), almost all the African countries now qualify to access COVID-19 vaccines. In a statement from The GAVI Board yesterday, the arrangement will also cover at least part of the cost. This means that, even if separate bilateral deals with vaccine manufacturers

COVID-19 puts progress on vaccine coverage under pressure

Cconcerns over COVID-19 pandemic could reverse gains in vaccination achieved over the last year when basic coverage increased in both lower- and fragile countries, according to a new Gavi analysis of the WHO/UNICEF Estimates of National Immunization Coverage (WUENIC). Roughly 65 million children in the world’s poorest countries received basic diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP3)

Three African countries pledge for Vaccines body for the first time

Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Uganda made their first-ever pledge to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance joining world leaders to pledge US$ 8.8 billion for a public-private partnership that helps vaccinate half the world’s children against some of the world’s deadliest diseases. The funding will help immunise 300 million more children in the world’s poorest countries against

COVID-19:  Hope for African countries as GAVI, UNICEF pact to secure PPEs, diagnostics

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has urgently made US$ 40 million available to UNICEF to secure personal protective equipment (PPE), diagnostic tests and other vital supplies on behalf of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Malawi, Sudan, and Togo among others as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The PPE delivered will help these

COVID-19: Immunisation programmes in Africa at risk, threatens more disease outbreaks

Immunisations programmes in Africa are at risk thanks to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new analysis by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Measles outbreaks are currently ongoing in several countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo and Central African Republic. The DRC outbreak is currently the world’s largest, affecting over 300,000

Kenya begins to nationally vaccinate girls with Cervical Cancer Vaccine

Kenya has Friday launched the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine into the country’s routine immunisation programme. Around 800,000 girls across Kenya will be protected against cervical cancer annually, Sicily Karuiki Cabinet Secretary for Health announced. The vaccines, provided through support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, will aim to reach all girls aged 10 in two doses administered six

Ebola outbreak response gets new funding

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on Monday provided an extra US$ 9.2 million to support Ebola vaccinations in Eastern DRC, where the Ebola outbreak has now claimed over 1,100 lives. The new funding for the WHO will support operational costs for the vaccination effort, funding the vaccination teams, transportation, syringes and other vaccine supplies, as well

Ghana launches world’s largest vaccine drone delivery network

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has announced support for the expansion of a medical drone network into Ghana. Zipline, a California-based automated logistics company, will use drones to make on-demand, emergency deliveries of high priority products including emergency and routine vaccines and other health products. “The ability of the government to supplement routine immunisation on demand

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