There has been no change of the approval status of the Russian-developed Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, which is still waiting for additional paperwork, a World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson has told news agency TASS.
The World Health Organization has suspended its approval process for Russia’s Sputnik
V Covid-19 vaccine, after the UN agency found one of the production facilities for the shots had followed the wrong manufacturing practices.
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that people on the African continent are being “left behind” in the global Covid-19 inoculation campaign, after Africa’s health chief said only 3.5% were vaccinated.
World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has pushed for a global halt on Covid vaccine booster shots until next year, arguing the extra doses should go to low-income nations and not to “healthy” vaccinated people.
An annual survey conducted by the philanthropic organization Clean Air Fund has highlighted how more funding is being provided to fossil fuel projects, and those that prolong their use, than to clean-air development initiatives.
The first Ebola case reported by Ivory Coast in over 25 years turned out to be a false alarm, the WHO said, as "no evidence" indicated the patient actually suffered from the disease, declared "cured" by local health authorities.