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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome pledge $300m to combat Covid-19

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome Pledge US$300 Million to CEPI for COVID-19 Pandemic Response and to Accelerate Epidemic Preparedness

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Combined Covid-19 and flu booster could be available within two years

Within two years, the world could have a combined Covid-19 and flu booster...

18 Jan 2022

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Outlook for global economy bleak, World Economic Forum warns

The global economy is expected to be 2.3 per cent smaller by 2024, than it would have been without the pandemic, the World Economic Forum, 17th Global Risk Report 2022, states...

Katja HamiltonBy Katja Hamilton 12 Jan 2022

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The Islamic Development Bank injects $252.5m into Pakistan's vital projects

IsDB provides $252.5m to support Pakistan's 'green' agenda and anti-Covid drive...

3 Jan 2022

Biovac gears up to manufacture Pfizer vaccine

This month marks the incorporation of South Africa's Biovac Institute into Pfizer's supply chain, kickstarting the firm as the first in Africa to produce the mRNA vaccine in early 2022...

6 Dec 2021

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Omicron explained: Why scientists are worried

Explainer-What we know about the new Covid-19 variant detected in South Africa...

By Alistair Smout, Alexander Winning, Tim Cocks, Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Stephanie Nebehay 28 Nov 2021

Dutch in arms: Omicron detected on SA flight

Dutch: Some of the 61 Covid-19 cases from South African flights are new variant...

28 Nov 2021

UK's 'knee-jerk' Red List temporary ban throws South African travellers into a muddle

The UK's decision to implement a flight ban that was announced before the World Health Organization convened on Friday, has South African travellers on tenterhooks...

By Victoria O'Regan 26 Nov 2021

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R3.5m grant for Pan-African vaccine development

The Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) has invested R3.5m into several locally made candidate vaccines...

10 Nov 2021

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Infectious diseases expert, Prof Blumberg, joins Right to Care

Prof Lucille Blumberg has been appointed to the health NGO, Right to Care...

9 Nov 2021

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First oral Covid-19 medicine authorised in the UK

The first oral Covid-19 medicine, Molnupiravir, for treatment of mild to moderate Covid-19 in adults has been authorised...

8 Nov 2021

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Medtech sector key to SA's economic recovery

South Africa's medical technology (medtech) sector's current estimated R20bn market value could be significantly increased...

2 Nov 2021

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First Covid-19 oral antiviral medicine in submission stage

Molnupiravir, an investigational oral Covid-19 antiviral medicine, that could be the first oral antiviral medicine available for Covid-19 therapy...

29 Oct 2021

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G20 leaders called on to correct Covid-19 vaccine discrepencies

In the run-up to the G20 summit in Rome, Italy, on October 30-31, a G20 Manifesto that outlines seven actions G20 leaders must take before the meeting...

26 Oct 2021

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