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Vaccine for the World

Malawi launches polio vaccine drive after first case in 30 years

The campaign against wild poliovirus aims to reach more than 23 million children under five years old

Mar 21, 2022
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Could war in Ukraine fuel Covid and other infectious diseases?

As health services collapse and millions flee, Covid, polio and TB could also be on the march, health officials warn

Mar 11, 2022
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100 days: World must roll out next pandemic vaccine at record speed

Countries have pledged more than $1.5 billion (£1.15 billion) to help scientists prepare for the next pandemic threat – so-called Disease X

Mar 8, 2022
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New data reveals the extent of Covid disruption to women’s health

Experts warn of more teenage pregnancies, stunting from malnutrition and a rise in infectious diseases in the world’s poorest nations

Mar 8, 2022
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The Zimbabwean sculptor shaping Covid messages through art

“This vaccine is for humanity”: David Ngwerume wants to inspire through his stunning artworks

Feb 24, 2022
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Six African countries selected to kick off Covid-19 jab production

Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia will receive the know-how to manufacture their own Covid jabs

Feb 21, 2022
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How to vaccinate the world? We meet the woman in charge of logistics

As director of UNICEF’s Supply Division, Etleva Kadilli is responsible for the biggest delivery operation in the history of immunisation

Feb 8, 2022
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“Lab-in-a-backpack” Covid-19 test could help vaccine-poor communities

Portable and low-cost compared to commercially-available tests, the kit could be used in poorer and remote areas where vaccination rates are low

Jan 31, 2022
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Gates, Wellcome boost investment to speed up new vaccines

The two global health charities have pledged $150 millon each to CEPI, which aims to cut the time needed to develop a vaccine against a new virus to just 100 days.

Jan 19, 2022
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COVAX delivers one billionth vaccine dose

The delivery of the milestone dose to Rwanda marks a bright spot after a tough year for COVAX - there’s still a way to go to ensure global vaccine equity.

Jan 18, 2022
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Omicron spreads in Africa, but severe cases are low in South Africa

Signs of hope as WHO data indicates that hospitalisations across South Africa remain low

Dec 9, 2021
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Africa’s health workers are still ‘dangerously exposed’ to infection

The World Health Organisation is urging African countries to speed up the rollout of vaccines to healthcare workers

Nov 25, 2021
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How did Rwanda speed ahead in the Covid-19 vaccine race?

An outlier in Africa’s slow rollout, Rwanda has raced ahead and vaccinated more than 90 per cent of adults in its capital. Minister of Health Dr Daniel Ngamije tells the Evening Standard’s Vaccine for the World project how Rwanda did it

Oct 14, 2021
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The Malian doctor leading the charge to make Covid vaccines in Africa

Professor Samba Sow is working to understand the evolution of new coronavirus variants - and how to stop them before they spread

Sep 17, 2021
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Could the technology in the Covid vaccine protect us from cancer?

“A gift that will keep on giving”: the science behind the vaccine could open up new avenues to tackle the world’s deadliest diseases, says a report from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sep 14, 2021
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Science Museum to showcase the miracle of the Covid vaccine

“We’re living through history,” says Natasha McEnroe, curator of a new exhibition documenting the extraordinary global effort to develop the Covid-19 jab

Sep 13, 2021
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The rise of the factcheckers: slaying COVID myths one at a time

Fact-checking organisations take the frontline in the fight against virus and vaccine misinformation

Sep 3, 2021
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Battling inequity: Africa boosts Covid-19 jab production capacity

South Africa’s Biovac Institute will be the first African company to produce mRNA vaccines

Aug 17, 2021
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‘Why I took the vaccine’: Stories from around the world

‘I was concerned about the side effects but Covid-19 scared me more’

Jul 26, 2021
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Put women at the centre of pandemic recovery, says Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation commits $2.1 billion to advancing gender equality

Jun 30, 2021
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This virus has a game plan: get ready to fight, says Covid expert

Dr David Nabarro says it’s not about defeating the pandemic, it’s about being prepared  

Jun 28, 2021