U.S. Biotech firm, Moderna has announced that its trial
vaccine for teens has proven to be 100 percent effective.
The pharmaceutical firm has announced their vaccine is fully effective in children aged between 12 to 17 years.
Following this new
milestone, the pharmaceutical giant will be seeking to submit
World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros
Adhanom Ghebreyesus is calling on the vaccination of at least 10 percent of
global populations in all countries across the world by September and 30
percent by December, 2021.
Speaking during the 74th World Health Assembly on
Monday, Dr. Tedros, called out developed
Kenya’s health Minister Mutahi Kagwe says vaccine inequality
is slowing down the country’s and continent’s effort to combat the spread of
According to Kagwe, there is need to lift intellectual
property rights off vaccines to ensure mass production and timely distribution.
“For us to bring the pandemic
One in two people have lower earnings due to the pandemic and people in lower-income countries were affected the most.
The United States-based polling company Gallup, which surveyed 300,000 people across 117 countries, found that half of those with jobs earned less because of COVID-19
The coronavirus (COVID
19) vaccine delay in the continent is expected to continue through the third
quarter of 2021.
According to Dr.
Rebecca Moeti, Regional Director World Health Organisation (WHO) Africa Regional
Office, the COVAX initiative hit a snug after India stopped exportation of jabs
as infections cases.
stakeholders are decrying government laxity in cracking down on illegal sugar
importation in the country.
According to the
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KMA), excessive importation of sugar from
COMESA countries is the biggest challenge to the growth of local sugar
KMA’s sugar sub-sector strategic plan notes that the
officially eased COVID-19 restrictions allowing hotels in the regional tourism
hubs to function at full capacity.
Government of Dubai has also allowed
concerts and sports events on the condition
that all the participants and attendees must be fully vaccinated.
to Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, precautionary
strong global support for vaccine passports, a new Ipsos survey for the World
Economic Forum (WEF) shows. More than three-quarters of people worldwide - 78
percent - support requiring travelers to carry COVID-19 vaccination passports.
of the poll’s respondents were found to be in favour
Manufacturing Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have today called for financing to enable them to take advantage of opportunities in the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Speaking during the event, Director for Chemicals and Minerals, Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development, Mr.Julius K.
The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
says it is impossible to stop the government from borrowing to sustain its
operations. According to IEA Chief Executive Officer Kwame Owino, should the
government stop borrowing, it will run into severe financial difficulties that
could effectively ground its operations to a halt.