According to the most recent UN estimate made public by the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation, 2.1 million children and youth aged between 5 and 24 years and 5 million children and youth under the age of five died in 2021.
Acute malnutrition affects more than 30 million children in the 15 countries that are most severely affected. Severe wasting, the deadliest form of undernutrition, affects 8 million of these children. This poses a serious risk to children’s lives, long-term health, and development, and it has an effect on every person, every community, and every nation.
COVID-19: According to Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla, Covovax would be approved as a booster in 10 to 15 days
Adar Poonawalla, chief executive officer of Serum Institute of India, stated on Sunday that the Covovax vaccine will be approved as a booster in the upcoming 10 to 15 days and added that it is effective against the Omicron form of coronavirus.
By 2030, the goal of the collaboration will be to provide 10,000 patients their own mRNA. A partnership between BioNTech and the UK government has been announced with the objective of hastening the development of individualized mRNA immunotherapies.
India’s output and Russia’s Sputnik exports The COVID-19 vaccination are at risk due to Russia-Ukraine situation
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) had billed India as one of Sputnik’s biggest production hubs and markets, though local sales have stagnated at 1.2 million doses out of 1.8 billion doses of various vaccines administered in the country.
Indian government and pharmaceutical company Panacea Biotec launched a collaboration with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to explore vaccine candidates that could provide wide protection against SARS-COV-2 variations and other Betacoronaviruses.
The U.K. will roll out an additional Covid vaccine shot for the elderly and its clinically vulnerable population, the country’s vaccines regulator announced on Monday.