Friday 22 February 2019

Drones to deliver medicines to remote areas

The UPS Foundation, set up by logistics firm UPS has partnered with Zipline, an American robotics company and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to develop a system using drones to deliver medication and vaccines across the world. Gavi, the Va


Gulf donors commit $39m for vaccine initiative

Gulf donors have committed more than $39 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, with significant contributions from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman. Saudi Arabia has announced a $25 million pledge, Qatar has committed $10 million and


Gavi funds cervical cancer immunisation for poor

The Gavi global vaccines group is to help protect more than 180,000 girls in eight countries across Africa and Asia from cervical cancer by funding immunisation projects with vaccines from Merck and GlaxoSmithKline. The non-profit


UK, Gates pledge $2.3bn for vaccines

Britain and billionaire Bill Gates pledged $2.3 billion at an international donor conference on Monday to fund vaccination programmes to protect children in poor countries against diseases like diarrhoea and pneumonia. The money adds to a

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