Polio team’s support for COVID-19 vaccination demonstrates their value for global health

When the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Rumbek, the capital of Lakes State in South Sudan, WHO State Polio Officer Dr Jiel Jiel was prepared. In support of the Ministry of Health, and in collaboration with partners, he had been worki…


Covid-19: Covax delivers one billionth vaccine dose

GENEVA, The Covax scheme aimed at equitable global access to Covid-19 vaccines hit a “key milestone” Saturday when it delivered its one billionth dose, one of its key backers said. The Covax facility was set up in 2020 by the World Health Organizatio…


Russia Delays New COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

The Russian government on Friday delayed approving unpopular legislation that would have restricted access to public places without proof of COVID-19 vaccination, amid a surge in new infections.The Associated Press reports the bill would have required …


Covid-19: Hungary’s death toll exceeds 40,000, govt calls for 4th booster

BUDAPEST, Hungary’s cumulative COVID-19 death toll has exceeded 40,000, while the number of severe cases requiring hospitalization or mechanical ventilation was slightly down, the government’s coronavirus information website reported.On Tuesday alone, …


Undocumented Afghan Refugees in Turkey Struggle to Access COVID Treatments, Vaccines

ERZURUM, TURKEY — Undocumented Afghan migrants who fled to Turkey to escape the Taliban say they are unable to get treatment and vaccines for the coronavirus.While officially registered refugees qualify for health care in Turkey, it is believed that th…


Industry Minister receives Iraqi Chargé d’Affairs

Manama, Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani received Iraqi Chargé d’Affairs Muayyad Omar Abdulrahman. The meeting discussed topics of common interest. The minister praised the progress witnessed in Bahraini-Iraqi relation…


UN grants $150 million in aid for 13 underfunded crises – the largest ever so far

UNITED NATIONS, The United Nations is allocating $150 million from its Central Emergency Response Fund to support seriously underfunded humanitarian operations in 13 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East.Topping the list of under…


Netflix raises monthly subscription prices in U.S., Canada

Los Angeles, Netflix Inc has raised its monthly subscription price by $1 to $2 per month in the United States depending on the plan, the company said on Friday, to help pay for new programming to compete in the crowded streaming TV market.The standard …


Dartmouth Offers ‘Need Blind’ Admissions to Foreign Students

Dartmouth College, the Ivy League university in New Hampshire, has announced that it will admit international students through a “need blind” process, meaning that their ability to pay tuition will not dictate their admission.Dartmouth already had a po…


This year’s Oscars show will go on, with a host

Los Angeles, The Academy Awards will have a host for the first time since 2018 and return to their longtime home at the Dolby Theatre, broadcaster ABC said on Tuesday. While other awards shows have been postponed because of a surge in COVID-19 cases, W…


Czech president opposes abuse of Olympic idea for political aims

PRAGUE, Czech President Milos Zeman has spoken out against a boycott of the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics.“I am fundamentally against the misuse of the Olympic idea for political purposes,” Zeman said in a statement on the Prague Castle website.Accordi…

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