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May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021
COVAX shipment

UN agencies make urgent appeal for COVAX vaccine doses

"While the situation in India is tragic, it is not unique." Surging cases are taxing healthcare systems.

May 05, 2021

May 05, 2021
Child gets vaccine in Africa

Global groups draw up plan to boost routine immunizations amid COVID-19

Vaccines are just one of many COVID-disrupted services, a recent survey notes.

Apr 29, 2021

Apr 29, 2021
UN flags and logo

UN meeting calls for more action, less talk, on antimicrobial resistance

"This means building political will towards a One Health approach."

Apr 16, 2021

Apr 16, 2021
COVID medical team

WHO: Global COVID cases approach earlier peak

Even countries that managed earlier outbreaks well face surges, and officials say they're tracking the variant fueling India's rise.

Apr 13, 2021

Apr 13, 2021

News Scan for Apr 13, 2021

Antibiotic decline in Canada during COVID
Partnership to reduce AMR in food animals
Call for suspending wild animal markets
Avian flu in 2 countries

Mar 26, 2021

Mar 26, 2021
Rwanda COVID

Global COVID-19 rise adds more vaccine rollout turbulence

The WHO issues an urgent request for countries to donate 10 million vaccine doses in a final push to get inital vaccine to all countries.

Mar 02, 2021

Mar 02, 2021
Oxygen canisters

WHO sounds alarm over COVID-linked oxygen crisis

Low-resource nations have borne the brunt of shaky oxygen supply chains, even before COVID.

Feb 10, 2021

Feb 10, 2021
AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

WHO advisors recommend AstraZeneca COVID vaccine for emergency use

Also, the WHO says overall cases and deaths are falling, but more nations are reporting variant viruses.

Jan 22, 2021

Jan 22, 2021
Pfizer COVID vaccine with syringe

COVAX gets Pfizer vaccine as UK warns variant may be deadlier

A new UK study says the B117 variant might be more deadly than older strains.

Jan 12, 2021

Jan 12, 2021
Ebola vaccination

Group creates global Ebola vaccine stockpile

Merck's Ervebo vaccine is currently the sole stockpile product, with a planned-for 500,000 doses.

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