The COVAX Humanitarian Buffer: Explained

The COVAX Humanitarian Buffer has made its first delivery, sending over a million doses to Iran for Afghan refugees in the country. But what is the Buffer and why is it so important?

26 Nov 2021 | 1:06




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16 December 2021

“At last”: Ghanaian football star Michael Essien hails world’s first malaria vaccine

Years before Michael Essien began his extraordinary Premier League football career, he was a barefoot kid in small-town Ghana, scoring between goalposts made of stacked rocks. Like millions of other children in the world’s endemic zones, young…

23 November 2021

Immune to COVID-19: Why some people test negative when everyone around them is testing positive

Researchers are closing in on why some people are apparently more resistant to COVID-19 infection.

9 November 2021

Sickness and survival in pre-COVID-19 Nepal

A gripping documentary about a family's struggle with the emotional and financial consequences of severe pneumonia.

29 October 2021

How long after I get COVID-19 will I test negative?

Testing positive for COVID-19 even without symptoms can be disruptive to life, but how long should we expect to test positive for?

21 October 2021

“A moment of immense pride and joy”: Anuradha Gupta’s eight reflections on India’s billionth COVID-19 vaccine dose

As India celebrated its one-billionth COVID-19 vaccination, #VaccinesWork caught up with Anuradha Gupta, Gavi’s Deputy CEO and an Indian public health veteran.

21 October 2021

A million a day: Pakistan’s COVID-19 vaccine campaign hits its stride

After a halting start to its immunisation campaign, Pakistan has shifted into high gear, now administering a million doses a day. #VaccinesWork spoke to national health leaders and spent a morning at a rural vaccination centre to find out what…

18 October 2021

COVID and flu: how big could the dual threat be this winter?

Social distancing has shielded us from other respiratory viruses – but that's not necessarily a good thing.

15 October 2021

Pandemica, a world where the pandemic goes on forever

Welcome to Pandemica, a world where twice as many people die and life as we once knew it does not return for anyone.

1 October 2021

What we really know about waning COVID-19 immunity

Vaccines are still extremely effective at preventing severe disease. Waning antibody levels doesn’t always translate to lessening immunity.

30 September 2021

Routine immunisation worldwide holds firm despite the pandemic

Despite the havoc wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic on health systems worldwide, governments’ work to bring immunisation programmes back on track is paying off.

8 September 2021

Study of 6.2 million Americans shows no significant side effects from COVID-19 RNA vaccines

A study looking at health issues such as stroke or seizures after COVID-19 vaccination showed that vaccines weren’t linked to any significant number of side effects.

7 September 2021

COVID-19 vaccination halves the risk of Long COVID

Data from the UK suggests double vaccination lowers the risk of ongoing COVID-19 symptoms, as well as reducing hospitalisations and the severity of the initial illness.

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