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Coronavirus - Egypt: 854,400 COVID-19 vaccine doses shipped by COVAX to Egypt

The first segments of the population that will receive the 854,400 doses will be health workers, elders and people with chronic diseases

COVAX announces 854,400 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine produced by AstraZeneca-SK Bioscience (AZ-SKBio) have arrived in Cairo, Egypt; Under the leadership of the Ministry of Health and Population, the vaccine supply will be prioritized for health care workers, elders and people with chronic diseases.   Last night, Egypt received more than 850,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses shipped via the COVAX Facility.  Almost a…

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Coronavirus - Djibouti: First quantity of COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Djibouti

Djibouti second country in the Middle East and North Africa region to receive COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX facility

Djibouti is the second country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, to receive vaccines against COVID-19 following the arrival of a first shipment of AstraZeneca/Serum Institute of India (SII) vaccine at Djibouti International Airport. The vaccines were delivered with UNICEF’s support through COVAX, a coalition co-led by…

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Coronavirus - UNICEF campaign on wearing masks as COVID-19 cases soar across the Middle East and North Africa

To date, over 1.2 million cases were confirmed across the region with nearly 35,000 deaths

With the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the Middle East and North Africa, wearing masks has become more critical than ever. To date, over 1.2 million cases were confirmed across the region with nearly 35,000 deaths. Wearing masks can become tiring, inconvenient and at times tedious. There is no…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Despite Covid-19 pandemic, routine vaccination of children continues across the Middle East and North Africa

UNICEF delivered more than 17.5 million doses of vaccines amid heavy movement restrictions

Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, most countries in the Middle East and North Africa continue with routine immunization for children while applying strict precautionary health measures. However, in some countries, special vaccination campaigns have had to come to a halt as health workers were diverted to the response of COVID-19. As…

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Children’s rights progress in the Middle East and North Africa despite lasting inequality and conflict

From Ted Chaiban, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa ahead of 30 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child

By Ted Chaiban “Thirty years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted, the Middle East and North Africa has seen notable progress in children’s rights, despite issues with governance, inequality, poverty and conflicts. Through near-universal vaccination coverage, improved basic healthcare, water treatment and sanitation, most countries…