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How Effective Are vaccines? History of Immunization | Global Focus | UN Story

Vaccines save at least 4 to 5 million lives every year. This remarkable success story is the result of massive immunization campaigns that have swept round the world in recent decades. Smallpox, which killed hundreds ...

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Getting South African Youth Vaccinated – UNIA | United Nations | COVID-19

Zikhona Madubela, a young entrepreneur in Khayelitsha township in Cape Town, is on a mission to persuade youth to wear masks and get a COVID vaccine. She meets scepticism, COVID fatigue and misinformation along the wa...

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Afghanistan, COVID-19 Vaccine, & Climate – UN chief Talks Candidly with United Nations News

“It’s time to ring the alarm bell”, the United Nations Secretary-General said as world leaders prepare to convene for their annual debate, this year held both virtually and at UN Headquarters in New York. Speaking to...

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COVID-19 Vaccine – Côte d’Ivoire first African country to vaccinate with COVAX

Côte d’Ivoire became Friday 26 February the second country to receive a COVAX vaccine shipment. The West African country received 504,000 doses of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine. Philippe Poinsot, the United Nations Resi...

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Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution – Importance of Reaching the World

Unless vaccines reach all countries around the world, no one is safe from COVID. The World Health Organization has brought more than 180 nations together to distribute COVID vaccines to low and middle-income countrie...

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UN Chief receives COVID-19 vaccine

Receiving his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine today, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said he felt “very grateful,” and urged everyone to get “vaccinated as soon as they can.” 71-year-old Mr. Gute...

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UN chief on World Press Freedom Day (3 May 2020)

Theme: “Journalism Without Fear or Favour”. Journalists and media workers are crucial to helping us make informed decisions. As the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic, those decisions can make the difference between ...

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UN chief on Human Rights and COVID-19 Response and Recovery

We are all in this Together: Human Rights and COVID-19 Response and Recovery The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health emergency — but it is far more. It is an economic crisis. A social crisis. And a human crisis t...