Sinopharm is a two jab inactivated vaccine and its easy storage requirements make it highly suitable for low-resource settings, the WHO said in a statement
In a preview of the discussions, Blinken said, "We won't trade shots in arms for political favours. This is about saving lives."
The Serum Institute of India has been at the forefront of producing the lower-cost AstraZeneca coronavirus shot
Indian-origin Dr Soumya Swaminathan joins international team of experts to prep for future pandemics
The UK-led Pandemic Preparedness Partnership will report to world leaders at June’s UK-hosted G7 Summit.
The revised figures comes a day after an independent panel in the US accused AstraZeneca of cherry-picking data in determining the protection offered by its vaccine
Companies traditionally pour huge amounts of money and research into drugs and vaccines, for the right to profit from them.
Ghana's food and drug authority has already authorised the use of the Indian-made vaccines as well as Russia's Sputnik V.
The first shipment from India, from the Serum Institute, will be going out to at least 25 or 30 countries, said the WHO chief scientist
Britain says more than 160 million people are at risk of being excluded from coronavirus vaccinations because they live in countries engulfed in conflict and instability
Henrietta Fore, head of UNICEF, said, "The only way out of this pandemic for any of us is to ensure vaccinations are available for all of us."
Booster shots will likely be needed, since new virus variants are spreading globally and likely to become the predominant strains.
Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives received Indian vaccines under grant assistance in sync with its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy.
Global supply chains that are vital to industry will continue to be disrupted so long as the virus remains a force.
COVAX is co-led by vaccine alliance – GAVI, the CEPI and the WHO and has 190 participating economies.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said one poor country received a mere 25 vaccine doses while over 39 million doses have been administered in nearly 50 richer nations
There is an urgent need to clarify public interest and public health exceptions to TRIPS intellectual property rights.
Scientists estimate that a vaccination rate of about 70% is needed for herd immunity, where entire populations are protected against an infection
She also warned that prospective recipients should be aware it is not uncommon to feel unwell or have a sore arm after receiving a shot.
Almost two billion doses of candidate vaccines have been secured for the Covax facility, created by the UN health agency, to ensure fair access
Wealthy nations have pre-ordered just over half of the vaccine doses expected to be produced by the 13 leading developers next year.