WHO calls for development of new vaccines to tackle AMR

By Franca Ofili, Abuja.   The World Health Organization (WHO) has released the first-ever report on the state of the vaccines, currently undergoing development to prevent infections caused by Antimicrobial-Resistant (AMR) bacterial pathogens.   A statement issued by the organization…
COVID 19: FG calls for equal access to vaccines

The Federal Government has called for equal access to COVID-19 vaccines and tools, including detection and treatment, to address the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.   The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, made this known during an…
EU to donate 100m vaccine doses to COVAX scheme

The European Union (EU) says it is planning to donate at least 100 million coronavirus vaccine doses to the global vaccine-sharing initiative, COVAX, by the end of the year.   EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said this on…
U.S. to join global initiative to share COVID-19 vaccines

The United States will join a UN-led effort to share COVID-19 vaccines fairly between richer and poorer countries, U.S. President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor, Anthony Fauci, announced.   Biden would issue a directive on joining the so-called Covax initiative…