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Over 193,000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Philippines

Robie de Guzman   •   May 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech has been delivered in the Philippines. The shipment arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2...

WHO approves Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Robie de Guzman   •   May 10, 2021

China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine will now be rolled out globally after it was approved for emergency use listing (EUL), the World Health Organization (WHO) said. In an announcement, WHO director...

DOH to file EUA application for Sinopharm COVID-19 vax

Robie de Guzman   •   May 10, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) is set to file an emergency use authorization application for the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China’s state-owned drug firm Sinopharm.   In...

WHO launches global strategy to avert 50M deaths through vaccinations by 2030

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 27, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new global strategy that would avert 50 million deaths through vaccinations by 2030. On Monday (April 27), WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom announced...

WHO: 63% of PH frontliners vaccinated against COVID-19

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Nearly 63 percent of medical frontliners in the Philippines have been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to World Health Organization (WHO) representative to the Philippines, Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe. On Monday...

Not gov’t incompetence: COVID-19 case surge in PH attributed to ‘multiple factors’ – WHO

Robie de Guzman   •   April 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The spike in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections in the Philippines is attributed to ‘multiple factors’ and is not caused by government incompetence, an official of the World...

Global COVID-19 cases continue to decline, WHO says

Robie de Guzman   •   February 16, 2021

The number of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases reported globally continues to decline, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. In a regular press briefing in Geneva on Monday, WHO Director-General...

LGUs urged to support COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials

Robie de Guzman   •   February 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Monday urged local government units (LGU) to support the implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) solidarity...

WHO laments world’s poorest countries might get left behind in COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 20, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) has lamented that distribution of COVID-19 vaccine to the “world’s poorest countries” could face delays. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said richer countries and...

WHO, may emergency meeting kaugnay ng bagong COVID-19 variants

Robie de Guzman   •   January 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Nagsagawa ng emergency meeting ang World Health Organization (WHO) upang talakayin ang banta ng kumakalat ngayong mga bagong variant ng novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Ang mga napaulat...


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