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Global vaccine drive scaling up, but inequities remain

The global vaccination campaign against COVID-19 is scaling up. However, the vaccine drive continues to miss out many countries.  Since the vaccine drive commenced in December, more than 345 million vaccine doses have been administered. India began its own vaccine drive in January and, as of Sunday, has administered 29.74 million doses. 24.31 million people […]

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Zero discrimination when it comes to health worldwide

Winnie Byanyima, executive director of UNAIDS and under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, has issued a forceful call for equity in global access to COVID-19 vaccines, urging zero discrimination when it comes to health. Her message comes on the occasion of Zero Discrimination Day, where “UNAIDS is highlighting the urgent need to take action to end

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Vaccine nationalism, vaccine diplomacy, and India

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who will assume the role of director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) next month, has cast a spotlight on vaccine nationalism and warned that progress in combating COVID-19 will be hindered without equitable access to vaccines. Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian-American development economist, said “both on a human health basis, as well as an

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