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Covid-19 Death Toll Four Times Higher in Lower-Income Countries than Rich Ones

3 million people died since the Omicron variant emerged, shattering perceptions that the pandemic is over The COVID-19 death toll has been four times higher in lower-income countries than in rich ones, according to a new report published today by Oxfam on behalf of the People’s Vaccine Alliance as the world marks two years since […]

EU Set to Bin 25 Million More Vaccine Doses than It Has Donated to Africa This Year

Europe has betrayed Africa by blocking proposals which would allow manufacturers on the continent to make their own COVID-19 vaccines while hoarding millions of doses which are set to expire at the end of the month, warns the People’s Vaccine Alliance ahead of tomorrow’s meeting of African and European leadersat the AU-EU Summit. According to […]

AFGHANISTAN: On the Frontline of Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Crisis.

A project to provide lifesaving healthcare in response to the humanitarian protracted crisis. To tackle the precarious humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and a lack of access to healthcare, EMERGENCY has been implementing a project which has been active since August 2021 and is co-funded by the European Union department for EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian […]

KABUL: EXPLOSIONS FOLLOWED BY GUNFIRE AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE MILITARY HOSPITAL

WE RECEIVED 21 PATIENTS, ONE OF WHOM WAS DEAD ON ARRIVAL Early this afternoon (2 November), two explosions and gunfire hit the Sardar Daud Khan military hospital near the centre of Kabul. “At the moment we have received 21 patients, one of whom was unfortunately already dead on arrival. All of them had been injured […]

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 […]

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