Gavi Current Affairs - 2020

WHO: Healthcare workers to get COVID-19 vaccine after senior citizens

On August 25, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that the health care workers are to receive COVID-19 vaccine after senior citizens. Highlights According to Amnesty International, around 3,000 healthcare workers have died of COVID-19. It is 196 in India according to Indian Medical Association. With this data, the international organization is providing importance to Read More…

COVAX Facility of WHO renews its invitation

The COVAX Facility of the World Health Organization recently renewed its invitation to countries to join its COVID-19 vaccine facility. The COVAX facility is a mechanism designed to guarantee fair, rapid and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. CAVAX is COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access facility. The facility is backed by Bill Gate Foundation. The foundation is Read More…

India to supply Pneumonia Vaccine to low-income nations

The Pune based Serum Institute of India is to supply Pneumonia vaccine to low-income countries. The Institute is one of the leading manufacturers of vaccines and immunobiological drugs. Highlights The Serum Institute of India and UNICEF have signed an agreement to supply pneumonia vaccine to low income countries. Under the agreement, the institutes are to Read More…

GAVI Alliance: India pledges 15 million USD

On June 4, 2020, PM Modi participated at the Global Vaccine Summit that was led by the United Kingdom. At the summit, the prime minster announced that India will pledge 15 million USD to GAVI Alliance. Highlights The world leaders have come together to find a vaccine to the COVID-19 with GAVI as an integrating Read More…

India joins virtual Global Vaccine Summit

India is to join the UK-led virtual Global Vaccine Summit. India will be one among the 50 countries participating at the summit. Highlights The summit is being held to raise at least 7.4 billion USD of funds for GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance.  The UK is currently playing a larger role. The country had set a Read More…