Vaccine equity
Vaccine covid 19 Inequities in access to COVID-19 medical products continue as power of corporations expands

A recent report on COVID-19-related crises points to links between the growing power of transnational corporations in shaping the pandemic response and reduced access to key medical products

Monkey pox WHO As monkeypox cases mount, need of the hour is an equitable and effective response

The World Health Organization declared the global monkeypox outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, calling upon countries to roll out a public health response and ensure access to the necessary vaccines and medicines

World Health Day Health activism is now more important than ever

On World Health Day, the People’s Health Movement reflects on the role health activism will play in protecting the right to health after the COVID-19 pandemic

Omicron specific vaccine Omicron-specific vaccines: can be helpful, but needs a global policy, experts opine

Ever since Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech have started the variant-specific vaccine’s clinical trials, the international community of researchers and scientists are arguing about the necessity, need or sustainability of such variant-specific vaccines

Vaccine inequity persists as African continent yet to surpass 10% vaccination rate

While the world is discussing ways to move on from the pandemic and return to normalcy, an entire continent is struggling to get even the first dose of vaccine, with little concern expressed by international bodies

Vaccine maker BioNTech to build mRNA facilities in Rwanda and Senegal and other stories

Today we look at a deal between BioNTech and Rwanda to set up an mRNA plant, continued protests against the military coup in Sudan, and more

US deportations of Haitian migrants could violate international law and other stories

Today we look at the conditions of migrants at the US-Mexico border, protests against Germany’s genocide reconciliation agreement in Namibia, and more

241 million vaccine doses to go to waste if not redistributed immediately

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

Climate crisis and vaccine inequity on the agenda for UNGA meeting and other stories

Today we look at the start of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, assassinations of social leaders and Indigenous people in Colombia, and more

76th session of the UN General Assembly begins in New York; focus on climate change and vaccine equity 

Secretary General Antonio Guterres asked rich countries to deliver on their promise to provide USD 100 billion annually to help developing countries in their fight against climate change

227 environmental defenders killed in record attacks in 2020 and other stories

Today we look at the Global Witness report on attacks on environmental defenders, the dropping of all charges against 3 Denver PSL organizers in the US, and more

Mexico’s Supreme Court decriminalizes abortion in landmark ruling and other stories

Today we look at the Mexican Supreme Court’s ruling decriminalizing abortion, the indictments against Palestinian officers in the killing of Nizar Banat, and more