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Global agreement to make COVID-19 antigen tests available for all

Global agreement to make COVID-19 antigen tests available for all

The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator has announced a set of agreements to make COVID-19 rapid antigen tests available to low- and middle-income...
European Commission confirms contribution to COVID-19 vaccine facility

European Commission confirms contribution to COVID-19 vaccine facility

The European Commission has confirmed its participation in the COVAX Facility to ensure equitable access to affordable COVID-19 vaccines. Team Europe will be contributing an...
African region declared free of wild polio

African region declared free of wild polio

The Africa Regional Certification Commission certified the WHO African Region as wild polio-free after four years without a case. With this historic milestone, five of...
COVAX initiative: the COVID-19 vaccine Global Access Facility

COVAX initiative: the COVID-19 vaccine Global Access Facility

Countries across the world are engaging in discussions to participate in COVAX, a global initiative working with vaccine manufacturers to provide countries with access...
Health Europa Quarterly Issue 14

Health Europa Quarterly Issue 14

Welcome to issue 14 of Health Europa Quarterly, which once again is inexorably overshadowed by the global COVID-19 pandemic. As lockdown restrictions begin to lift...
European Commission reaches agreement on potential COVID-19 vaccine

European Commission reaches agreement on potential COVID-19 vaccine

Today, the European Commission has reached a first agreement with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to purchase a potential vaccine against COVID-19. Once the vaccine has...
The UK Vaccine Taskforce: securing access to vaccines

The UK Vaccine Taskforce: securing access to vaccines

Kate Bingham, Chair of the UK Vaccine Taskforce, discusses the three goals of the taskforce. The UK Vaccine Taskforce has three key goals: to secure...
Active Citizenship Network: “For vaccination? Come back. I can’t tell you when."

Active Citizenship Network: “For vaccination? Come back. I can’t tell you when.”

The Active Citizenship Network’s Mariano Votta and Maira Cardillo detail the impact of COVID-19 on vaccination efforts across Italy. The situation is fraught: even within...
Taking biopharmaceutical vaccine candidates from research to clinical trial

Taking biopharmaceutical vaccine candidates from research to clinical trial

The Vaccine Development Department at Statens Serum Institut provides experience and expertise at each stage of the research and development process for biopharmaceutical vaccine...
New EU approved flu vaccine is designed to protect over 65’s

New EU approved flu vaccine is designed to protect over 65’s

The European Commission has given regulatory approval for the first adjuvanted quadrivalent influenza vaccine to become available across Europe and is designed to protect...
Coronavirus Global Response campaign aims for affordable vaccine for all

Coronavirus Global Response campaign aims for affordable vaccine for all

The European Commission’s Coronavirus Global Response campaign has teamed up with Global Citizen to launch the next phase of the campaign that aims to...
New microneedle vaccine could expand global immunisation capabilities

New microneedle vaccine could expand global immunisation capabilities

A new microneedle vaccine delivery system has been developed that has the potential to improve cellular immune responses in patients and expand global immunisation...

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