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Pharmaceutical companies and rich nations delivering just one in seven of the doses promised for developing countries

Firms and rich nations continue to block moves to share vaccine technology and recipes Developing countries have been hit with an endless tide of inadequate gestures and broken promises from rich countries and pharmaceutical companies, who are failing to deliver billions of doses they promised while blocking the real solutions to vaccine inequality, according to […]

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES REAPING IMMORAL PROFITS FROM COVID VACCINES YET PAYING LOW TAX RATES

Moderna, BioNTech and Pfizer cashing in thanks to taxpayer investments, monopolies, and low taxes while leaving millions unprotected Moderna, BioNTech, and Pfizer are reaping astronomical and unconscionable profits due to their monopolies of mRNA COVID vaccines — upwards of 69% profit margins in the case of Moderna and BioNTech — while Moderna and Pfizer are […]

AFGHANISTAN: TALIBAN REACH ANABAH, PANJSHIR VALLEY

EMERGENCY’S ANABAH HOSPITAL RECEIVED A SMALL NUMBER OF WOUNDED PATIENTS. During the night of Friday 3 September, Taliban forces pushed further into the Panjshir Valley, reaching the village of Anabah where EMERGENCY’s Surgical Centre and Maternity Centre are located. There has so far been no interference with EMERGENCY’s activities. We have received a small number […]

EMERGENCY: SITUATION IS STABILISING IN KABUL BUT CLASHES CONTINUE AT THE AIRPORT

Number of War-Wounded Patients Received Increases in Panjshir In the last 24 hours, the number of wounded people arriving at EMERGENCY’s Surgical Centre for War Victims in Kabul has stabilised. The hospital received 37 patients, of whom only five were admitted as they were in critical condition. The hospital had been extremely busy for several […]

EMERGENCY: 115 PATIENTS HOSPITALISED AT OUR KABUL SURGICAL CENTRE

ALBERTO ZANIN, MEDICAL COORDINATOR: “WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE ROOM FOR MORE BEDS.” There are currently 115 patients hospitalised at EMERGENCY’s Surgical Centre for War Victims in Kabul. “Normally, the hospital capacity is 100 beds, but we had to find more space. We used stretchers and makeshift areas. We are trying to make room for […]

“Our Beloved Gino”.

Gino Strada, EMERGENCY’s founder, left us today. He was 73 years old and spent his life making the world a better place. He worked as a war surgeon with the International Red Cross, and founded EMERGENCY in 1994 to offer free treatment to war victims and bring high-quality healthcare to countries affected by war and […]

LASHKAR-GAH, AFGHANISTAN. EMERGENCY: “HOSPITALS ARE NOT A TARGET”.

LASHKAR-GAH, AFGHANISTAN. EMERGENCY: “HOSPITALS ARE NOT A TARGET”. STAFF: “WE ARE WORKING NON-STOP” “We are receiving wounded patients. We ask all parties to respect this facility and ensure it is not put in danger. HOSPITALS ARE NOT A TARGET!” An EMERGENCY leaflet addressed to all combatants has been translated into Dari, Pashto and English and […]

AFGHANISTAN: FIGHTING REACHES CITY OF LASHKAR-GAH

EMERGENCY’S SURGICAL CENTRE FOR WAR VICTIMS HAS RECEIVED DOZENS OF PATIENTS AND ADDED EXTRA BEDS. The Taliban offensive in Helmand province has led to fighting inside the city of Lashkar-Gah and an influx of patients to EMERGENCY’s Surgical Centre for War Victims in the city. “There has been very heavy fighting in Lashkar-Gah. We heard […]

Vaccine monopolies make cost of vaccinating the world against COVID at least 5 times more expensive than it could be

The cost of vaccinating the world against COVID-19 could be at least five times cheaper if pharmaceutical companies weren’t profiteering from their monopolies on COVID-19 vaccines, campaigners from the People’s Vaccine Alliance said today. New analysis by the Alliance shows that the firms Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna are charging governments as much as $41 billion above […]

G7 Support for Pharma Monopolies Is Putting Millions of Lives at Risk

The self-interest of G7 countries is the biggest obstacle to ending the Covid-19 pandemic, a group of campaigning organizations said today. Ahead of the G7 Leaders’ Summit, the People’s Vaccine Alliance warned that G7 promises to vaccinate the world by 2022 will be impossible to fulfill, if governments continue blocking proposals to waive patents and […]

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