COVID-19: Schools for more than 168 million children globally have been closed for almost a full year, says UNICEF
UNICEF unveils ‘Pandemic Classroom’ at United Nations Headquarters in New York to call attention to the need for governments to prioritize the reopening of schools
First COVID-19 COVAX vaccine doses administered in Africa
Today, the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana began COVID-19 vaccination campaigns aimed at protecting healthcare workers
Côte d’Ivoire becomes second African country and first French-speaking country to receive vaccine doses via COVAX Facility
The COVAX initiative shipped 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, licensed by the Serum Institute of India, to India, and 505,000 syringes to Abidjan, on 26 February 2021.
COVID-19 vaccine doses shipped by the COVAX Facility head to Ghana, marking beginning of global rollout
COVAX announces 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine licensed to Serum Institute of India have arrived in Accra, Ghana; further deliveries to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire are expected this week
UNICEF begins shipping syringes for the global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines under COVAX
100,000 syringes will arrive in Maldives, with more countries to receive imminent deliveries for rollout of COVAX Facility vaccines
UNICEF Canada and CanWaCH welcome Canada’s new $75 million investment in the ACT Accelerator
The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) and UNICEF Canada welcome Canada’s continued leadership in global health demonstrated through the announcement of $75 million in new funding for the ACT Accelerator.
In the COVID-19 vaccine race, we either win together or lose together
Joint statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
COVAX PUBLISHES FIRST INTERIM DISTRIBUTION FORECAST
CEPI, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the World Health Organisation, as co-leads of the COVAX initiative for equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines, alongside key delivery partner UNICEF, are pleased to publish COVAX’s first interim distribution forecast.
Nutrition crisis looms as more than 39 billion in-school meals missed since start of pandemic – UNICEF and WFP
School meals, often the one nutritious daily meal that children get, must be prioritized in school reopening plans
Children cannot afford another year of school disruption
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore