The sources at the Ministry of National Health Services have disclosed that Pakistan has requested to Gavi, to supply the coronavirus vaccine free of cost for 20 percent of its population.
GAVI would secure enough COVID-19 vaccine doses - when the shots have been developed - for poor countries to immunise healthcare workers and those at high risk
'Unfortunately, we really do not know which vaccine will work and whether there will be one at all'
GAVI, is backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization (WHO), donor governments and others, funds immunization programs for poor nations that cannot afford to buy vaccines
With support from Gavi and other partners, drones will serve up to 2,000 health facilities and 12 million people in Ghana
Health Minister said that the government is well prepared to conduct anti-measles campaign starting from Oct 15.
Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization has called for other developing nations receiving support from the alliance to follow the Pakistan model to reform and upscale immunization services in their respective countries. The GAVI board met in Geneva to review progress where Pakistan was the only country selected among 78 countries receiving support of the global body, to present its case study on how a turnaround was effected in ensuring financial sustainability and systems strengthening to upscale immunization…