Second year of pandemic to be ‘far more deadly’ – WHO chief

The WHO said Friday that the Covid-19 pandemic’s second year was on track to be its deadliest, as he urged rich countries to donate vaccines rather than jab children. “We’re on track for the second year of this pandemic to be far more deadly than the first,” the World Health Organization’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus […]

WHO Urges Countries To Donate 10m Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines

The WHO called Friday for the donation of 10 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to ensure that every country could start immunising within the first 100 days of 2021. The World Health Organization’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that a rush to secure vaccines had delayed deliveries that the Covax scheme for bringing jabs to poorer […]

Continue Using AstraZeneca Vaccines – WHO Tells Nations

The World Health Organization, WHO, has urged countries that have received AstraZeneca’s Vaccines, to continue using them. WHO gave the advice on Monday, after many governments halted rollouts because of blood clot fears. “We do not want people to panic and we would, for the time being, recommend that countries continue vaccinating with AstraZeneca,” WHO […]

Keep Using AstraZeneca Vaccine – WHO

The World Health Organisation said on Friday that it was aware of blood clot concerns linked to “a specific batch” of AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, but maintained that to date, no-one has died from any coronavirus vaccine. WHO spokesperson, Dr. Margaret Harris, in a video conference in Geneva, said the development came after several European countries […]

Ghana To Receive First Shipments Of Covid19 Vaccines

Ghana is scheduled to receive Wednesday the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Covax, a World Health Organization-backed effort to procure and distribute inoculations for free to poor countries. “These 600,000 Covax vaccines are part of an initial tranche of deliveries of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine licensed to the Serum Institute of India, which […]

We Did Not Disqualify Nigeria From Accessing

The World Health Organisation in Abuja on Saturday said it had not disqualified any African country from accessing COVID – 19 vaccines through the COVAX facility. The organisation said while it was supporting all countries to access vaccines as quickly as possible, Nigeria has received the largest allocation with 16 million doses out of the […]

WHO Team Finally Visit Wuhan Hospital With First COVID-19 Patients

The team of World Health Organisation experts investigating the origins of the coronavirus met staff Saturday at the Wuhan hospital that received the first confirmed Covid-19 cases, before a scheduled tour of a propaganda exhibition celebrating China’s recovery from the pandemic. The group was driven to the Jinyintan Hospital, the first hospital to receive officially […]

UK Coronavirus Variant Detected In 60 Countries – WHO

The UK coronavirus strain has been detected in at least 60 countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, 10 more than a week ago. With the global death toll now well past two million, and new variants of the virus causing deep concern, countries across the world are grappling with how to slow infections until […]

We Will Administer COVID-19 Vaccines Without Clinical Trials – NAFDAC

The National Agency for food and drug administration, NAFDAC, has said the planned roll-out of coronavirus vaccines in Nigeria, will not require fresh clinical trials before they are administered to citizens. Spokesman of the agency, Sayo Akintola, who made this known during an interview with newsmen said local trials for the vaccine were unnecessary since […]

Pfizer -BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Gets WHOs Approval

The World Health Organisation on Thursday granted emergency validation to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, paving the way for countries worldwide to quickly approve its import and distribution. The decision “makes the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine the first to receive emergency validation from WHO since the (novel coronavirus) outbreak began a year ago,” WHO said in a statement. The […]