30 July 2021
Building on a pledge of SEK 2450 million to the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment (Gavi COVAX AMC), the Swedish government has now donated the first of a pledge of three million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines. The first deliveries from this donation have now arrived in Afghanistan (124,800 doses) and Kyrgyzstan (228,000 doses).
20 April 2021
The pandemic has strained most countries’ health systems. Afghanistan has faced more hurdles than most.
By Maya Prabhu
8 March 2021 11:50 CET
Credit: WHO Afghanistan.
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The first shipment of 468,000 COVID-19 doses shipped via the COVAX Facility has arrived in Kabul. This makes Afghanistan the first country in Central Asia to receive the vaccine through COVAX. What a historic day!
*SII-AstraZeneca (COVISHIELD) vaccine, licensed and manufactured by Serum Institute of India
**AZ: AstraZeneca (AZD1222) vaccine, manufactured by AstraZeneca