COVID-19

Keep informed about the latest stories related to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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23 October 2020

Ghana launches polio campaigns despite the challenges of COVID-19

In the face of the challenges posed by the pandemic, Ghana is working to protect 4.5 million at-risk children from polio through the launch of two polio vaccination campaigns. Here’s a closer look at those efforts for World Polio Day.

23 October 2020

Immunization Is the Best Weapon Against Poverty

Anti-vaxxers’ irresponsible misinformation ignores those with the most to lose by not vaccinating: the poorest and most vulnerable, who risk dying or sliding into medical impoverishment if they or their loved ones get sick. For much of the world’s population, vaccination means inoculation against poverty.

22 October 2020

The COVID-19 vaccine race

Scientists around the world are working at an unprecedented pace to test different types of vaccines that could help to stop the spread of COVID-19.

22 October 2020

Post-COVID Capitalism

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on social, economic, and environmental risks that have been building for the past half-century of neoliberalism. Even amid the deep uncertainties of today's global situation, one thing is clear: it is time to start questioning old assumptions and developing a new paradigm.

22 October 2020

New vaccines to meet emerging needs

Here’s how Gavi helps lower-income countries get the new vaccines and products they need to address urgent threats to public health – from cholera and COVID-19, to Ebola and pneumonia.

22 October 2020

We need a global response to the COVID-19 pandemic

President of Niger H.E. Issoufou Mahamadou talks about the importance of routine immunisation and Gavi support in Niger, and the need for ensuring universal access to COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility.

21 October 2020

How Gavi, UNICEF and WHO supported Timor-Leste’s successful COVID-19 response strategy

Timor Leste has kept COVID-19 infections to a minimum, and thanks to effective collaboration has managed to successfully reverse the initial declines seen in immunisation coverage and health service delivery.

21 October 2020

Q&A with Dr Odete

Timor-Leste’s Director-General of Health Services for the Ministry of Health discusses the unique challenges of tackling COVID-19 in Timor-Leste and how have they been addressed.

20 October 2020

Why we need a “portfolio approach” to COVID-19 vaccine development

Most vaccine candidates in early development fail: this is the stark reality of vaccine development.

20 October 2020

Children who get zero vaccines deserve 100% of our attention

Over 50% more children were immunised in Gavi countries in 2019 than in 2000, yet 10.6 million children continue to miss out entirely on basic vaccinations. Here’s why reaching these children and setting them on the pathway to full immunisation is our highest priority.

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