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UN Sierra Leone and Ministry of Health recommit to a more dynamic partnership

UN Sierra Leone and Ministry of Health recommit to a more dynamic partnershipThe United Nations Resident Coordinator (RC) in Sierra Leone, Mr. Babatunde Ahonsi and the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Austin Demby underlined that the breadth and depth of the partnership between the United Nations system in Sierra Leone and the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) reflects the centrality of health promotion to human capital development and sustainable development more broadly. The RC mentioned that UN agencies such as WHO, UNICEF, UNAIDS and UNFPA in the country have a significant programming footprint with the Ministry. “This is because the resources devoted to health problems are not consumption expenditure but [rather] an investment with enormous social and economic returns. This clarification is important for development, ”he said. Taking the example of the COVID pandemic, Mr Ahonsi said the disease had revealed the importance of the health sector. He also indicated that the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2020-2023 […]

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Russia donates 1,000 doses of Sputnik V to Vietnam

Russia donates 1,000 doses of Sputnik V to VietnamRussia has donated 1,000 doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam, marking the first delivery of the vaccine to the Southeast Asian nation, state media reported on Tuesday. Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev arrived in Hanoi on Tuesday for a two-day visit, bringing with him the Sputnik V COVID-19 donation, a gift offered by Russian President Vladimir Putin. On February 26, Vietnam’s health ministry approved Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for emergency use in a battle to contain a resurgence of the coronavirus, a spread that has now been contained. In August 2020, Vietnam signed up to purchase between 50 and 150 million doses of the Russian-made vaccine, although it is not known exactly how many doses the country intended to purchase. The Southeast Asian nation said it expects to receive at least 60 million doses of the vaccine in 2021, of which 30 million will be provided […]

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Coronavirus – Somalia: Historic moment for Somalia with the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines via the COVAX center

Coronavirus – Somalia: Historic moment for Somalia with the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines via the COVAX centerOn the morning of March 15, 2021, a hot sun shone on a plane landing at Adden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu. One year after the official confirmation of the first case of COVID-19 in Somalia, on March 16, 2020, the country received part of the 300,000 doses of Oxford-Astra Zeneca vaccine from the COVAX facility, which will be deployed in the capital. This shipment is the first in a long series and will be used to protect frontline workers in all states of Somalia, including frontline health workers, the elderly and people with chronic health conditions. Somali Federal Minister of Health and Social Services HE Dr Fawziya Abikar Nur and his team received the vaccines. The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia James Swan, the Special Representative of the Under-Secretary-General for Somalia Adam Abdelmoula, and representatives and technical teams from the World Health Organization (WHO), the […]

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Coronavirus: Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio Engages Development Partners and Diplomatic Community on COVID-19 Vaccination Deployment Strategies

Coronavirus: Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio Engages Development Partners and Diplomatic Community on COVID-19 Vaccination Deployment StrategiesHis Excellency the President, Dr Julius Maada Bio, engaged development partners and the diplomatic community on Sierra Leone’s successes in the fight against COVID-19 and the plan to roll out vaccination across the country. The meeting brought together the Department of Health and Sanitation, NaCOVERC, the United Nations Resident Coordinator, European Union, the Deputy Head of the United States Embassy, ​​the British High Commission, the Embassy of Ireland, Chinese Embassy, ​​German Embassy, ​​World Bank Country Director, UNICEF Representative and WHO Country Representative. In his welcoming statement, Chief Minister Professor David Francis said the second interface and strategic meeting between the Presidential Working Group on the Government’s Response to COVID-19 and development partners under DEPAC , was timely, adding that they would highlight the successes, challenges, a transition from the emergency response against COVID-19 to post-emergency recovery and the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination program. His Excellency the President, Dr Julius […]

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Coronavirus – Gambia: His Excellency President Adama Barrow receives his first injection of the vaccine delivered by the COVAX facility, and says it is “safe and effective”

Coronavirus – Namibia: COVID-19 update March 11, 2021The President of the Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency (SE) Adama Barrow was the first to take the COVID-19 vaccine, launching the COVAX vaccination rollout at the Banjul Statehouse on March 10, 2021. This follows the arrival of 36,000 doses of Oxford Astra-Zeneca vaccine as part of the COVAX facility, which aims to make vaccines available to low- and middle-income countries. Adama Barrow was broadcast live while being vaccinated. The government aims to inform its population that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in the fight against COVID-19. The President addressed the safety concerns of the COVID-19 vaccine. HE Adama Barrow said: “So it is a relief that suitable vaccines have been discovered, tested and approved by reliable experts. I’m sure we all wish vaccines were discovered earlier to save more lives, ” the president said. The President expressed his gratitude to the COVAX facility. “Fortunately, The Gambia received […]

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UN chief: global vaccine is greatest moral test of our time

UN chief: global vaccine is greatest moral test of our timeOn Friday, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres denounced in a statement “vaccine nationalism and vaccine hoarding” by richer countries, a year after the declaration of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) . Guterres said the world had faced a “tsunami of suffering” over the past year, adding that while vaccine deployments shed some light at the end of the tunnel, he was deeply concerned about the gaps in access. to blows. “We see many examples of nationalism and vaccine build-up in richer countries, as well as ongoing side deals with manufacturers that compromise access for all,” said the UN chief. “The global immunization campaign represents the greatest moral test of our time. “Many low-income countries have yet to receive a single dose of the vaccine, while some richer countries are on the way to getting vaccinated against their entire population. ” The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic on Thursday. […]

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Guterres renews call for global vaccination campaign as COVID-19 pendulum 1

Guterres renews call for global vaccination campaign as COVID-19 pendulum 1By Harrison Arubu UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday renewed his call for a global vaccination campaign as the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) reached one year. In a statement, Guterres said fairness in vaccine distribution was the “greatest moral test of our time.” It was on March 11, 2020 that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus a pandemic, reports the NAN. Noting that the world had been facing a “tsunami of suffering” since then, Guterres said there was “some light at the end of the tunnel” with the rollout of the vaccine. “COVAX, the global vaccine equity mechanism, has started to be distributed around the world, including some of the low-income countries. “Yet I am deeply concerned that many low-income countries have yet to receive a single dose, while richer countries are on track to vaccinate their entire populations. “We see many examples of nationalism and vaccine hoarding in […]

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Guterres renews call for global vaccination campaign as COVID-19 pendulum 1

Guterres renews call for global vaccination campaign as COVID-19 pendulum 1Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday renewed his call for a global vaccination campaign as the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) reached one year. In a statement, Guterres said fairness in vaccine distribution was the “greatest moral test of our time.” It was on March 11, 2020 that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus a pandemic, reports the NAN. Noting that the world had been facing a “tsunami of suffering” since then, Guterres said there was “some light at the end of the tunnel” with the rollout of the vaccine. “COVAX, the global vaccine equity mechanism, has started to be distributed around the world, including some of the low-income countries. “Yet I am deeply concerned that many low-income countries have yet to receive a single dose, while richer countries are on track to vaccinate their entire populations. “We see many examples of nationalism and vaccine hoarding in richer countries, as well […]

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Head of UNICEF: Additional $ 1 billion needed for COVAX COVID-19 vaccine deployment

Head of UNICEF: Additional $ 1 billion needed for COVAX COVID-19 vaccine deploymentUNICEF on Wednesday urged countries to contribute more money to help poor countries access vaccines against the coronavirus (COVID-19), saying about $ 1 billion was needed. UNICEF, the world’s largest purchaser of vaccines, is part of the COVAX program supported by the World Health Organization to provide COVID-19 injections to emerging economies. “We asked the world for more funding for UNICEF and our distribution to countries that we still need about $ 1 billion,” UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore told the Government Summit Dubai World. This funding could be used to strengthen health systems in the poorest countries and support the distribution of vaccines there, she said. The COVAX initiative aims to deliver at least 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine this year, including 1.3 billion doses to low-income countries. Fore urged vaccine makers to sign licensing agreements so vaccines can be made locally, naming Africa as one of the […]

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I Feel Perfectly Fine A Week After Taking Covid-19 Vaccine COVAX – Naa Ashorkor

Nisirine Naa Ashorkor Mensah-Doku, best known in the entertainment industry as Naa Ashorkor has revealed to the public that, after taking the Covid-19 vaccine for a one week period, she has not experience any side effect in her body. The actress took to her Instagram page and made the announcement thereby, encouraging Ghanaians who have [...]

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Global COVID-19 experts see inequitable vaccine distribution and reluctance to be key challenges for Africa in 2021

Global COVID-19 experts see inequitable vaccine distribution and reluctance to be key challenges for Africa in 2021Webinar in summary: Mass vaccinations must be treated like a multi-year marathon and reluctance to immunize must be corrected before herd immunity can be achieved. – Dr Tim Mastro, Chief Scientist at FHI 360; Health authorities should share vaccine deployment information with the public in lay language to increase trust and acceptance – Dr Anban Pillay, SA Department of Health; All countries should have national vaccine deployment plans that allow for detailed planning. – Dr Phionah Atuhebwe (https://bit.ly/3qhE2Zr), Africa Region of the World Health Organization (WHO); To beat the large-scale pandemic, health authorities must invest in microplanning on the ground, as well as a comprehensive control tower approach supported by digital resources and data management – Dr Ernest Darkoh, co-founder of BroadReach Group. BroadReach (www.BroadReachcorporation.com) Group, a global social enterprise focused on harnessing health technologies and innovation that empowers human action, yesterday brought together key global and African health experts […]

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Coronavirus – Djibouti: The first quantity of COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Djibouti

Coronavirus – Djibouti: The first quantity of COVID-19 vaccines arrives in DjiboutiDjibouti is the second country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to receive COVID-19 vaccines following the arrival of a first shipment of AstraZeneca / Serum Institute of India (SII) vaccine to the international airport of Djibouti. The vaccines were delivered with the support of UNICEF through COVAX, a coalition co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) that ensures a fair and equitable distribution of COVID-19. vaccines to countries regardless of their income. The delivery follows the arrival of a quantity of syringes, part of a global stockpile funded and supported by Gavi, which UNICEF delivered on behalf of the COVAX Facility last Saturday 27e February 2021. WHO worked with national authorities to put in place a vaccination strategy that includes training of vaccinators, ensuring vaccine safety and monitoring for adverse reactions. This first shipment […]

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#BNWeekInReview: A Recap of the Top Stories this Week

Hello BellaNaijarians! We have come to the end of another fantastic, event-filled week. In the midst of the everyday hustle and bustle, you may have missed a thing or two and are wondering how to catch up on everything that has happened. With this in view, we present to you #BNWeekInReview: A Recap of the […]

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With vaccine deliveries to Accra, Abidjan, Abuja & Dakar, the race for equity begins

By Dr. Solomon Zewdu On February 24, 600,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Accra, Ghana. Two days later, another 504,000 doses arrived in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. On Tuesday, 3.92 million vaccine doses arrived in Abuja, Nigeria and a further 324,000 arrived in Dakar, Senegal the following day. These were the first international deliveries of
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Covid-19 Vaccine Has Fertility Effect – Bridget Otoo Gives Shocking Reason She’s Not Taking COVAX

Ghanaian Journalist Bridget Otoo has made a shocking revelations about the available Covid-19 Vaccine in Ghana, COVAX saying the vaccine has greater effect on fertility and possible to render women barren. Taking to the microblog Twitter, the GHOne Journalist made a short video clip on her page and gave reasons why she has rescinded her [...]

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Next Generation Regional Collaboration Platform meeting kicks off for the first time with United Nations regional entities in Africa

Next Generation Regional Collaboration Platform meeting kicks off for the first time with United Nations regional entities in AfricaAfrica’s regional know-how, strengths and policy expertise will be more systematically channeled to Resident Coordinators and United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) across the continent, as they help countries to ensure an inclusive and sustainable transition out of the COVID-19 crisis, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General and President of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group, Amina J. Mohammed, underlined while attending the first annual meeting of the new regional collaboration platform on March 2, 2021. “Today marks the start of the next generation collaborative approach for United Nations regional entities to help African countries better respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and relaunch the Decade of ‘action for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is aligned with the African Union’s Agenda 2063, ”Ms. Mohammed said. The United Nations has made progress in its sweeping reforms aimed at strengthening its support to countries, leveraging its capacities at all levels. The […]

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See Photos from AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine delivery in Nigeria

It’s no longer news that Nigerians have been expecting the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccines, as today, Tuesday, Nigeria received AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccines. After Ghana and Ivory Coast, Nigeria is the third West African nation to receive the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine via the WHO’s COVAX Factory. Click here to find out more […]

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PHOTOS: Nigeria Receives 3.92million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

  Nigeria on Tuesday received 3.92million COVID-19 vaccine doses. The NAFDAC-approved Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, via an Emirates airline. Officials including the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, and the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire were at the airport to receive the vaccines. READ … Continue reading PHOTOS: Nigeria Receives 3.92million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Read Full Story

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Here’s How You Can Register for the #COVID19 Vaccine in Nigeria

As the global rollout of vaccines accelerates, the first COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa using COVAX doses began March 1 2021, in Ghana, and Côte d’Ivoire. Nigeria takes delivery of about 4 million doses of the vaccines today, Tuesday. Making it the third West African to receive the first arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine through […]

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Ghana, Ivory Coast Administer World’s First Free Covax Jabs

  Ghana and its West African neighbour Ivory Coast on Monday became the world’s first states to administer vaccines from Covax, a global scheme to procure free Covid jabs for poorer countries. Richer nations have surged ahead with inoculating their population, but many poorer countries are still awaiting their first vaccine doses. “It is important that … Continue reading Ghana, Ivory Coast Administer World’s First Free Covax Jabs Read Full Story

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Coronavirus – Africa: First doses of COVID-19 COVAX vaccine administered in Africa

Coronavirus – Africa: First doses of COVID-19 COVAX vaccine administered in AfricaToday, the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana launched COVID-19 vaccination campaigns aimed at protecting healthcare workers; This week’s first vaccinations come with an additional 11 million doses of COVAX expected to be given over the next seven days; The release of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine allocation to 142 of the participating COVAX economies, due for delivery by the end of May, is expected tomorrow. As the global deployment of COVAX vaccines accelerates, the first COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa using doses of COVAX began today in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. These campaigns are among the first to use the doses provided by Gavi COVAX Advanced Market Commitment (AMC) of the COVAX facility. AMC is the COVAX Facility’s mechanism for providing donor-funded vaccines to low-income countries. Campaigns in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire follow deliveries to both countries last week, with Ghana receiving 600,000 doses on February 24 and Cote […]

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Coronavirus – Africa: First doses of COVID-19 COVAX vaccine administered in Africa

Coronavirus – Africa: First doses of COVID-19 COVAX vaccine administered in AfricaToday, the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana launched COVID-19 vaccination campaigns aimed at protecting healthcare workers; This week’s first vaccinations come with an additional 11 million doses of COVAX expected to be given over the next seven days; The release of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine allocation to 142 of the participating COVAX economies, due for delivery by the end of May, is expected tomorrow. As the global deployment of COVAX vaccines accelerates, the first COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa using doses of COVAX began today in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. These campaigns are among the first to use the doses provided by Gavi COVAX Advanced Market Commitment (AMC) of the COVAX facility. AMC is the COVAX Facility’s mechanism for providing donor-funded vaccines to low-income countries. Campaigns in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire follow deliveries to both countries last week, with Ghana receiving 600,000 doses on February 24 and Cote […]

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