Moderna’s filing for patents in South Africa puts a question mark on its intentions of honoring the pledge that it will not enforce patents during the pandemic. Activists fear that this may jeopardize the WHO’s technology sharing hub
By showing reluctance on the patent waiver on COVID-19-related products even after the majority of its population is vaccinated, the EU leadership has once again taken the side of Big Pharma and perpetuated vaccine apartheid
Gargeya Telakapalli of People’s Health Movement analyzes what the recent Executive Board meeting of the World Health Organization tells us about its future and our handling of the pandemic
Today we look at the local elections in South Africa, renewed protests against the lese majeste laws in Thailand, and more
G7 countries will have 1.2 billion vaccines available for donation by the end of 2021 even after maintaining booster shot campaigns for all adults
Public outcry in South Africa helped force Johnson & Johnson to retain the vaccines produced in the country for domestic use instead of being shipped to Europe. The Indian civil society has initiated a similar effort as the Global South looks for alternatives
Today we look at the evacuations in Afghanistan and remarks by EU countries regarding possible refugees, ongoing rescue efforts after the earthquake in Haiti, and more
Bosnia and Herzegovina has registered the highest Covid-19 mortality rate in the West Balkans, as a health system weakened by budget cuts could not respond to the pressure. This difficult situation has only been made worse by limited access to vaccines.
Today we look at the conviction of Roberto Castillo in the murder of Honduran activist Berta Caceres, the violent crackdown on protestors in Swaziland, and more
Today we look at the far-right Flag March held in Jerusalem, the release of NSA whistleblower Reality Winner from prison, and more
11 countries, including Nigeria, do not have enough supply to cater even to one percent of its respective populations. Tanzania, Burundi, Eritrea and the Sahrawi Republic are yet to receive any vaccine doses
Almost 85% of all COVID vaccines administered till date have been in high income and upper-middle income countries. The poorest countries meanwhile have still only received 0.3% of all vaccine doses.