Top stories related to the COVAX Facility, a global risk-sharing mechanism for pooled procurement and equitable distribution of eventual COVID-19 vaccines.

18 January 2021

South Sudan: We are ready to take up the challenge

Western Equatoria Ministry of Health and UNICEF are preparing for COVID-19 vaccination campaigns.

15 January 2021

How South Africa is preparing for its COVID-19 vaccine introduction

As participating countries look towards receiving their first batch of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility, we examine how South Africa is ramping up its readiness.

11 January 2021

Why delivering COVID-19 vaccines might be just as hard as developing them

From Liability Laws to Production Delays, the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Rollout Offers a Cautionary Tale for Today.

5 January 2021

Globalizing the COVID Vaccine

In less than a year, the world has come together to develop effective COVID-19 vaccines and a multilateral platform for allocating them most efficiently around the world. But with the risk of vaccine nationalism still looming large, now is the time to finish the job.

7 January 2021

Can Poor Countries Avoid a Vaccine Bidding War?

For all of the good news about the arrival of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, the hard truth for the coming year is that global demand will outpace supply. Without a multilateral agreement to allocate doses globally, the road to recovery will be much longer than it otherwise could have been.

4 January 2021

What you need to know about a COVID-19 vaccine

Answers to the most common questions about coronavirus vaccine development.

24 December 2020

Learning from 2020, renewing hope for 2021

Reflections on 2020 from Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

22 December 2020

What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccine approvals in Nigeria and South Africa

Before any COVID-19 vaccines can be delivered to the public, their use must be approved by national regulatory authorities. We look into the process before vaccines would be approved for distribution and use in Nigeria and South Africa.

18 December 2020

Two billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been secured to ensure that no-one misses out

The COVAX Facility plans to start rolling out the doses in early 2021 to high-risk groups in participating countries, with the aim of vaccinating up to 20% of populations of participating countries by the end of the year.

18 December 2020

To be effective, COVID-19 vaccination plans must include migrants

As we prepare for one of the world’s largest vaccination efforts, and on the occasion of International Migrants Day, we are coming to a critical reckoning: the need for inclusive approaches in our health-related thinking and practices has never been more urgent.

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